The Way of Righteousness Is Life
In the way of
righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. Prov.
Another year now opens its fair unwritten
pages before you. The recording angel stands ready to write. Your course of
action will determine what shall be traced by him. You may make your future
life good or evil; and this will determine for you whether the year upon which
you have just entered will be to you a happy new year. It is in your power to
make it such for yourself and for those around you.
Let patience, long-suffering, kindness,
and love become a part of your very being; then whatsoever things are pure and
lovely and of good report will mature in your experience.
Angels of God are waiting to show you the
path of life. . . . Decide now, at the commencement of the new year, that you
will choose the path of righteousness, that you will be earnest and
true-hearted, and that life with you shall not prove a mistake. Go forward,
guided by the heavenly angels; be courageous; be enterprising; let your light shine;
and may the words of inspiration be applicable to you--"I write unto you,
young men, because you are strong and have overcome the wicked one."
If you have . . . given yourself to
Christ, you are a member of the family of God, and everything in the Father's
house is for you. All the treasures of God are open to you, both the world that
now is and that which is to come. The ministry of angels, the gift of His
Spirit, the labors of His servants--all are for you. The world, with everything
in it, is yours so far as it can do you good. Even the enmity of the wicked
will prove a blessing, by disciplining you for heaven. If "ye are
Christ's" "all things are yours."
From My Life Today - Page 9