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20只要 积攒 财宝 在 天上 ;天上没有 虫子 咬,不能 锈 坏 ,也 没 有 贼 挖窟窿 来偷 。
20But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
20 Verse 20. Lay up-treasures in heaven] "The only way to render

perishing goods eternal, to secure stately furniture from moths,

and the richest metals from canker, and precious stones from

thieves, is to transmit them to heaven by acts of charity. This

is a kind of bill of exchange which cannot fail of acceptance, but

through our own fault." Quesnel.



It is certain we have not the smallest portion of temporal good,

but what we have received from the unmerited bounty of God: and if

we give back to him all we have received, yet still there is no

merit that can fairly attach to the act, as the goods were the

Lord's; for I am not to suppose that I can purchase any thing from

a man by his own property. On this ground the doctrine of human

merit is one of the most absurd that ever was published among men,

or credited by sinners. Yet he who supposes he can purchase

heaven by giving that meat which was left at his own table, and

that of his servants; or by giving a garment which he could no

longer in decency wear, must have a base ignorant soul, and a very

mean opinion of the heaven he hopes for. But shall not such works

as these be rewarded? Yes, yes, God will take care to give you

all that your refuse victuals and old clothes are worth. Yet he,

who through love to God and man, divides his bread with the

hungry, and covers the naked with a garment, shall not lose his

reward; a reward which the mercy of God appoints, but to which, in

strict justice, he can lay no claim.

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