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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Usefulness: the Least Christian to Aim at
Many true saints are unable to render much service to the cause of God. See, then, the gardeners going down to the pond, and dipping in their watering-pots to carry the refreshing liquid to the flowers. A child comes into the garden and wishes to help, and yonder is a little watering-pot for him. Note well the little water-pot, though it does not hold so much, yet carries the same water to the plants; and it does not make any difference to the flowers which receive that water, whether it came out of the big pot or the little pot, so long as it is the same water, and they get it. You who are as little children in God's church, you who do not know much, but try to tell to others what little you know; if it be the same gospel truth, and be blessed by the same Spirit, it will not matter to the souls who are blessed by you whether they were converted or comforted under a man of one or ten talents.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Usefulness: the Least Christian to Aim at'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/u/usefulness-the-least-christian-to-aim-at.html. 1870.