Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Every Christian —
I. SHOULD HAVE SOME BUSINESS TO DO. If not in the world —
1. In social life.
2. In the Church.
II. SHOULD DISCHARGE IT WITH DILIGENCE.
1. As a Christian duty.
2. As a part of his moral education.
3. As responsible to the great Master for the use of his ability.
III. IS PROMPTED TO THIS COURSE BY THE MOST IMPRESSIVE CONSIDERATIONS.
1. Life is the time for work.
2. Is soon ended.
3. Is followed by a just reward.
(J. Lyth, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;