On All Sides
Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought
his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall
be hid in the day of the Lord's anger. Zeph. 2:3.
There is no sadder spectacle than that of those who have been purchased
by the blood of Christ . . . turning to jest the messages graciously
sent to them in the gospel, denying the divinity of Christ, and trusting
to their own finite reasoning, and to arguments that have no foundation.
When tested with affliction, when brought face to face with death,
all these fallacies they have cherished will be melted away like frost
before the sun.
How terrible it is to stand by the coffin of one who has rejected
the appeals of divine mercy! How terrible to say: Here is a life lost!
Here is one who might have reached the highest standard, and gained
immortal life, but he surrendered his life to Satan, became ensnared
by the vain philosophies of men, and was a plaything of the evil one!
The Christian's hope is an anchor to the soul, both sure and steadfast,
and entereth into that which is within the veil, whither Christ the
forerunner is for us entered. We have an individual work to do to
prepare for the great events that are before us.
The youth should seek God more earnestly. The tempest is coming,
and we must get ready for its fury by having repentance toward God
and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord will arise to shake
terribly the earth. We shall see troubles on all sides. Thousands
of ships will be hurled into the depths of the sea. Navies will go
down, and human lives will be sacrificed by millions. Fires will break
out unexpectedly, and no human effort will be able to quench them.
The palaces of earth will be swept away in the fury of the flames.
Disasters by rail will become more and more frequent; confusion, collision,
and death without a moment's warning will occur on the great lines
of travel. The end is near, probation is closing. Oh, let us seek
God while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near! The prophet
says: "Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have
wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be
ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger."
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