In the writings of the early Christian fathers is found 69 times a saying of our Lord Jesus not recorded in the Gospels 'Show yourselves approved bankers'. How can we do this?
In detecting counterfeits—I Thess. 5. 21.
In guarding the deposit entrusted to us—1 Tim. 6. 20; 2 Tim. 1. 14.
A beggar asked a gift from one who appeared to be a wealthy lady. She gave him a coin, saying, "This is more than ever God gave me." "O madam!" said the beggar, "madam! you have abundance and God hath given all that you have." "Well," said the lady, "I speak the truth; for God has not given, but lent to me what I have, that I may bestow it upon such as you."—Spencer