He who digs in a gold mine sweats – Thomas Watson

“Christ’s love compels us!” 2 Corinthians 5:14

Love to Christ made Paul labor more than all the other apostles. A man will only strive for that which he loves. Why are men so eager in their pursuit after gold—but because they love it? Love causes delight, and delight causes diligence. Love is like oil to the wheels. Get love for Christ and piety—and you will never be weary; you will count those the best hours which are spent with God. When a man has warmed himself by this fire, he is fittest for holy work.

He who digs in a gold mine sweats—yet love for the gold makes his labor delightful.

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