Then said he to me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers the prophets…
"The modern majesty," says Carlyle, "consists in work. What a man can do is his greatest ornament, and he always consults his dignity by doing it."
I. CHRIST APPOINTS EVERY CHRISTIAN'S WORK.
1. Each has his own work to do for Christ.
2. Each must receive the appointment from Christ Himself.
3. Each one, therefore, is responsible to Christ alone.
II. CHRIST, RETURNING, BRINGS WITH HIM EVERY MAN'S REWARD. "Behold!" A call to attention, energy, and eager expectation. The startling character of this announcement — "Behold, I come quickly." When Christ comes He will bring every man's reward or recompense. His clear knowledge of the life and work of each of the vast multitude. The reward will be in proportion to the work done.
(Samuel B. Stribling.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.