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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Interest: in Holy Work to Be Maintained
It is of the utmost importance to keep up our interest in the holy work in which we are engaged, for the moment our interest flags the work will become wearisome. Humboldt says that the copper-coloured native of central America, far more accustomed than the European traveller to the burning heat of the climate, yet complains more when upon a journey, because he is stimulated by no interest. The same Indian who would complain, when in botanising he was loaded with a box full of plants, would row his canoe fourteen or fifteen hours together against the current without a murmur, because he wished to return to his family. Labours of love are light. Routine is a hard master. Love much, and you can do much. Impossibilities disappear when zeal is fervent.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Interest: in Holy Work to Be Maintained'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/i/interest-in-holy-work-to-be-maintained.html. 1870.
the Sixth Week after Easter