they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up
with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk,
and not faint. Isa. 40:31
Wonderful are the possibilities before
the youth to grasp the assurances of God's Word. Scarcely can the human mind
comprehend the spiritual attainments which can be reached by them as they
become partakers of the divine nature. Daily correcting mistakes and gaining
victories, they grow into wise, strong men and women in Christ.
He who has become a partaker of the
divine nature knows that his citizenship is above. He catches the inspiration
from the Spirit of Christ. His soul is hid with Christ in God. Such a man Satan
can no longer employ as his instrumentality to insinuate himself into the very
sanctuary of God, to defile the temple of God. He gains victories at every
step. He is filled with ennobling thoughts. He regards every human being as
precious, because Christ has died for every soul.
"They that wait upon the Lord shall
renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles." The man
who waits upon the Lord is strong in his strength, strong enough to hold firm
under great pressure. Yet he is easy to be entreated on the side of mercy and
compassion, which is the side of Christ. The soul that is submissive to God is
ready to do the will of God; he diligently and humbly seeks to know that will.
He accepts discipline, and is afraid to walk according to his own finite
judgment. He communes with God, and his conversation is in heaven.
Linked to the Infinite One, man is made
partaker of the divine nature. Upon him the shafts of evil have no effect; for
he is clothed with the panoply of Christ's righteousness.
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