if they speak not according to this word, it
is because there is no light in them." Isa. 8:20. "For the priest's lips should
keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth." Mal. 2:7.
12. What will those servants be doing upon whom Christ pronounces a blessing when He
"Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his
household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his lord
when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler
over all his goods." Matt. 24:45-47.
13. What excuses are made by some for not expounding the prophecies?
"And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed,
which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he
saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: and the book is delivered to him that is not
learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned."
NOTE.-The prophecies of Daniel were to be unsealed at "the time of the end."
See Dan. 12:4,9,10; Rev. 10:1,2. In Jer. 25:34-37 is found a warning message addressed to
14. After receiving his commission to preach, how did the apostle Paul feel?
"For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid
upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!" 1 Cor. 9:16.
15. How faithfully will the true shepherd watch the flock?
"They watch for your souls, as they that must give account."
NOTE.-Mark Guy Pearse once said to Mr. Spurgeon: "When I was a young fellow in
London, I used to sit right over there and hear you preach, and you will never know how
much good you did me. You used to wind me up like an eight-day clock. I was bound to go
right for a week after hearing you."
16. If God's watchmen fail to warn the wicked, what terrible responsibility will be
charged to their account?
"If thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die
in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand." Eze. 33:8. See