Brothers, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;…
The German Tholuck, a household name in the world's Christian homes, standing on the borders of the grave and looking back on the fifty fruitful years of preaching, teaching, and writing, exclaimed, "I value it all less than the love that seeks and follows," by which he had been inspired from the year of his conversion. Personal effort for individual souls!" This is a work of which the world knows little, but of which the Lord knows much." Not only seeking, but following! Here is a single illustration: A. student at Halle was brought near to his heart by a godly mother. He fell into sin and vice. He was ofttimes visited by his loving teacher, late at night or in the early morning, after a night's debauch — sometimes in prison. Good promises were repeatedly made, and as repeatedly broken. Another sacred promise; the following day, late at night, came a card from him: "Tholuck sighs; Tholuck prays; but we will have our drink out." Relying upon the co-working Spirit, still the saintly Tholuck followed. And the giddy youth became pastor of a well-known church in Berlin.
Parallel VersesKJV: Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;