And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:…
Not a gracious summons, but by force of an arrest. Painfully rendered up, to God's inexorable demands. Terrible angels, like pitiless exactors of tribute, shall seize thee. Not as a vessel, when the signal is given, joyfully lifts anchor and departs; but torn by winds and dragged from its moorings. Death to the righteous comes as the dawning of the morning (Amos 5:8), sinking to sleep (Acts 7:60; 1 Thessalonians 4:14); but to the wicked it is the approach of a tempestuous night (Job 27:20).
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