Jesse M. Hendley
"Duty" is a word that is very little thought of these
days. We hear much of our duty to our country, and
that is an important thing; we do have certain duties
to our country. One of the saddest things today is
that some men are trying to avoid that duty and do not
recognize that our nation is in peril right now, and
are not willing to pay taxes and whatever is necessary
to save our nation in this hour to safeguard our
nation from the destructive forces working against her
to destroy our freedom and our joy and blessing as we
know it today. We do have a duty to our country, and
God have mercy on the man or woman who does not
recognize that. We have as much a duty as the boy
fighting in the foxholes yonder, trying to protect us
in this hour.
Then we think of DUTY as revealed in the Bible. We
read it first of all of the duty of man for man. We
seldom think about duty regarding spiritual things,
but God speaks of it in His Word. In Leviticus 19:18
God says, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,
for I am the Lord." Some people have come to think
that is New Testament truth, but it is buried way back
there in the Book of Leviticus. God said it to Israel,
and it is repeated to all of us in the New Testament.
Then again in Matthew 7:12, "All things whatsoever ye
would that men should do to you, do ye even so to
them, for this is the law and the prophets. (He means
by that, you can sum up all the teachings of the Old
Testament law and prophets under that one law.)
Whatever you want others to do to you, do ye also unto
them, for this is the law of the prophets. Don't do
anything to anyone you wouldn't want done to yourself.
Treat him, as you'd want him to treat you. Our DUTY
toward mankind! We are living in days when men are
taking advantage of others---in the business world, in
the social world and in other ways. This Bible
contains the greatest ...
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