And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.…
The German, Tholuck, a household name in the world's Christian homes, standing on the borders of the grave and looking back on the fifty fruitful years of preaching, teaching, and writing, exclaimed: "I value it all less than the love that seeks and follows," by which he had been inspired from the year of his conversion. Personal effort for individual souls! "This is a work of which the world knows little, but of which the Lord knows much." Not only seeking, but following! Here is a single illustration. A student at Halle was brought near to his heart by a godly mother. He fell into sin and vice. He was ofttimes visited by his loving teacher, late at night or in the early morning, after a night's debauch — sometimes in prison. Good promises were repeatedly made, and as repeatedly broken. Another sacred promise; the following day, late at night, came a card from him: "Tholuck sighs; Tholuck prays; but we will have our drink out." Relying upon the co-working Spirit, still the saintly Tholuck followed. And the giddy youth became pastor of a well-known church in Berlin.
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.