Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, When you come into the land which I give you…
A faithful and zealous Methodist minister in North Carolina writes to a friend in Calcutta: "There are two cotton factories here, and my charge consists chiefly of the proprietors, operatives, and others connected with the factories. The proprietors are Christians and Methodists, and stand ready to do what they can for the cause of Christ. The leading man takes a lively interest in our Church work, and teaches a large class of little boys in our Sabbath School, although weighed down by the cares of an immense business all the week. When the new factory was built, the building, with all its machinery, was solemnly dedicated, by a public religious service, to be used for the glory of God. Two years ago a great revival was in progress here. Mr. — stopped the factory that all hands might attend the meetings. He received an urgent order from New York for goods. He replied that the goods could not be furnished. They telegraphed from New York that they must have the goods. Then the wires flashed back the message: ' The Lord is at work; the factories will not run this week.' Would that we had more such men! Christ requires that money as well as intellect and heart, be consecrated to Him. 'The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine, saith the Lord of hosts.'" Surely the Lord would say to that millowner, as He said to the Canaanitish woman, Great is thy faith!
Parallel VersesKJV: Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land which I give you, then shall the land keep a sabbath unto the LORD.