the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them
that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from
iniquity. 2 Tim. 2:19.
The Lord will have a people as true as steel, and with faith as firm as the
granite rock. They are to be His witnesses in the world, His instrumentalities
to do a special, a glorious work in the day of His preparation. . . .
who have preached the truth with all zeal and earnestness may apostatize and
join the ranks of our enemies, but does this turn the truth of God into a
lie? "Nevertheless," says the apostle, "the foundation of God
standeth sure." The faith and feelings of men may change; but the truth
of God, never. . . .
It is as
certain that we have the truth as that God lives; and Satan, with all his
arts and hellish power, cannot change the truth of God into a lie. While the
great adversary will try his utmost to make of none effect the word of God,
truth must go forth as a lamp that burneth.
has singled us out and made us subjects of His marvelous mercy. Shall we be
charmed with the pratings of the apostate? Shall we choose to take our stand
with Satan and his host? Shall we join with the transgressors of God's law?
Rather let it be our prayer: "Lord, put enmity between me and the serpent."
If we are not at enmity with his works of darkness, his powerful folds encircle
us, and his sting is ready at any moment to be driven to our hearts. We should
count him a deadly foe. We should oppose him in the name of Christ. Our work
is still onward. . . . Let all who name the name of Christ clothe themselves
with the armor of righteousness. . . .
has come when we must know for ourselves why we believe as we do. . . . Let
us lay up for ourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that we
may lay hold on eternal life. We must labor, not in our own strength, but
in the strength of our risen Lord. What will we do and dare for Jesus?
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