Eternal Perspectives

Did you ever notice, concerning Job’s children, that when God gave him twice as much substance as he had before, he gave him only the same number of children as he formerly had? The Lord gave him twice as much gold, and twice as much of all sorts of property, but he only gave him the exact number of children that he had before. Why did he not give the patriarch double the number of children as well as twice the number of cattle? Why, because God reckoned the first ones as being his still. . . . In the same way, consider your friends who are asleep in Christ as still yours—not a single one lost.

~ Charles Spurgeon, [“Fallen Asleep,” (Sermon)]

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