This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 Excerpt: ...becoming ministers, or missionaries, or Sabbath-school teachers, and would like when you grow up to be useful to the old, and the sick, and the poor, by telling them what they need most of all to know,--about sin and salvation, and Christ and heaven,--then I beseech you not to waste the only time for getting, yourselves, a thorough hold df Bible-truth. What shall I say of the waste of Sabbath time, given to you by God to prepare for a fast-coming eternity 1 What shall I say of the excuses of some for neglecting the Bible and prayer? How is it that some, when their mothers would have them daily to read a portion of the Holy Scriptures, say they have no time? Why, where the form of prayer is kept up, is it so hurried over by many young people, that you would think they have hardly had time to repeat ten words, before they are up from their knees again? They say they have no time. Then that must be because they have wasted much of the time that God has given them; for he has given them enough for all necessary purposes, and especially for the worshipping and serving of himself. If we did not waste so much of our time, we might have plenty of it for reading God's word and for prayer. Could you not save a little from your play? Could you not save a little from your sleep? I have heard of soldiers who thought it was wasting time to sleep so long as not to leave an hour for holy exercises, and so if they had to be on duty at three or four o'clock, they rose the sooner for prayer. I have heard of servants and washerwomen, who had to be at work very early, still finding time to worship God. I could show you a whole row of volumes written by a busy minister in America,--now in the hands of many Sabbath-school teachers throughout the country, helping them to understan...
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