When they were filled, he said to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.…
1. This is the command of the last gospel of the last Sunday of the Church's year.
2. This command in its connection shows us the union of the vastness of God's liberality with the minuteness of the accuracy of His economy. He "provides you all things richly to enjoy," but He looks to see what you do with the cup of cold water. His are "the cattle on a thousand hills,but a sparrow cannot fall without His notice."
3. The text may be applied to the use of —
I. THINGS THAT CAN BE MEASURED BY MONEY.
II. CRUMBS OF TRUTH.
III. THE MEANS OF GRACE.
IV. SCANTY OPPORTUNITIES.
V. LITTLE DUTIES.
(J. Vaughan, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.