On Exhortation

SINCE no water comes up by all your working of the pump-handle, it would be as well to throw a little water down the pump, and try what that will do.
Give us a little grace, ye exhorters, before you ask us to give of our stores to the Lord. On, on they continue with that creaking handle "do this," "you ought to do that." All true and right, we deny not, but it is the love of Christ which constrains, and when this fills the heart, there will be no want of flowing water. Pour in a little of the love!