Girt About with Truth
Wherefore take unto you the
whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and
having done all, to stand, Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
truth. Eph. 6:13, 14
It is when we walk in the light that
shines upon us, obeying the truth that is open to our understanding, that we
receive greater light. We cannot be excusable in accepting only the light which
our fathers had one hundred years ago. . . . We want the truth on every point,
and we are to put it in practice daily.
The whole mind and soul should become
imbued with the truth, that you may be a living representation of Christ. . . .
God would have you filled with His Holy Spirit, endowed with power from on
high. Labor not to become great men; but labor rather to become good and
perfect men, showing forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of
darkness into His marvelous light. God calls for Calebs and Joshuas, fearless,
singlehearted men, who will work with faith and courage.
If the truth of God be not deep rooted in
the heart, you cannot stand the test of temptation. There is only one power
that can keep us steadfast under the most trying circumstances--the grace of
God in truth. The ungodly are lynx-eyed to mark every inconsistency, and prompt
to pour contempt on the weak and halting ones. Let the youth make their mark
high. Let them seek in humble prayer for that help which Christ has promised,
that they may exert an influence upon others that they will not be ashamed to
meet in the great day of final settlement and rewards. Those who have
exemplified the loftiest Christian principles in every department of business
and religious life will have the inexpressible advantage, for they will enter
the Paradise of God as conquerors.
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