He Takes Notice

the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. – Song of Songs 4:11

You men of business, you need not think that when you are measuring your ribbons, or weighing out your pounds of sugar, or when you are selling, or buying, or going to market, and such like, that you cannot be serving Christ. Why a builder can serve Christ in putting his bricks together, and you can serve Christ in whatever you are called to do with your hands, if you do it as unto the Lord, and not unto men…You can say of every article you sell, and of everything you do, “I turned that out of my hands in such a manner that it shall defy competition. The man has got his money’s worth; he cannot say I am a rogue or a cheat. There are tricks in many trades, but I will not have anything to do with them; many get money fast by adulteration in trade, but I will not do it, I would sooner be poor than do it.” Why, the world says, “there is a sermon in that grocer’s window-look, you don’t see him telling lies to puff his goods: there is a sermon there.” …Upon all the actions of your daily life the Lord Jesus looks down from heaven and says, “The smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.” I know you can hardly believe that Jesus Christ takes notice of such little things as that, but He does. You say, “Oh, but they are too trifling.” But don’t you know, the God that wings an angel guides a sparrow? Don’t you know “the very hairs of your head are all numbered?” God not only winds the whirlwind, and gives an edge to the lightning flash, but He guides the chaff from the hand of the winnower, and steers the grain of dust in the evening gale. Do not think anything too little for you. He observes the mighty orbs as they whirl through space, but He notices you too, as you go about your business. And those little cups of cold water you give to His people-those little services you do for His church, those self-denials that you make for His honor, and those conscientious scruples which you foster, and which will not allow you to act as the world acts, all these He observes, and He says, “The smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.” ~ C.H. Spurgeon


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