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When I Consider How My Light is Spent (On His Blindness)

When I Consider How My Light is Spent (On His Blindness)

by John Milton

Religion Quotes

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Quote #4

"God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts; (lines 9-10)

Patience points out what should be an obvious fact: God, the all-powerful, all-knowing Creator of the universe, does not need the extra labor of one guy toiling away down in bonny England. The point of spiritual work is not to increase God's profits; God isn't a Fortune 500 company.

Quote #5

His state
Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
And post o'er Land and Ocean without rest:(lines 11-13)

Comparing God to a "King" recalls the parts of the New Testament in the Bible where Jesus Christ is described as "the king of kings." Patience forces the speaker to look at the big picture: God already has people doing "day-labour" to enact His will, so the speaker might need to take on a different role.

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