He who is doing business for God should, of all men, be most diligent in business. His work is the most important of that in which a human being can engage. His wages are the very highest. None should surpass him in fidelity to his calling, He should make the most of every hour and every day.
We once lived near a blacksmith, who was diligent in his calling. The ring of his hammer has roused us up to read God’s Word and pray — to study and devotion. The Holy Spirit said, “Ought you to be less diligent to lay up treasures in Heaven, than this man is to secure an earthly competence?” So his industry was made to us a means of grace.