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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Usefulness: Wisdom Needed for

In order to reach their hearts on sacred and divine things, he strove to cultivate the art of conciliating even the careless and indifferent, by talking to them, in the first instance, on subjects in which they would be interested; and in this taught a precious lesson, which all who are engaged in evangelistic labour would do well to learn and exemplify. When acting as a regular district visitor in Whitechapel, London, he happened to visit a currier, to whom he was unknown, and his knowledge of the various processes of tanning and the preparation of leather, elicited the remark, 'Ah, I see you are in the trade yourself, sir.': From Dr. Duff's 'Lift of Lord Haddo, fifth Earl of Aberdeen.'

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Usefulness: Wisdom Needed for'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. 1870.

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