The Mind With Divine Truth
are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye
might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that
is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4.
is the duty of every child of God to store his mind with divine truth; and
the more he does this, the more strength and clearness of mind he will have
to fathom the deep things of God. And he will be more and more earnest and
vigorous, as the principles of truth are carried out in his daily life.
That which will bless humanity is spiritual life. He who is in harmony with
God, will constantly depend upon Him for strength. “Be ye therefore
perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” It should
be our life work to be constantly reaching forward to the perfection of Christian
character, ever striving for conformity to the will of God. The efforts begun
here will continue through eternity. The advancement made here will be ours
when we enter upon the future life.
who are partakers of Christ’s meekness, purity, and love, will be joyful
in God, and will shed light and gladness upon all around them. The thought
that Christ died to obtain for us the gift of everlasting life, is enough
to call forth from our hearts the most sincere and fervent gratitude, and
from our lips the most enthusiastic praise. God’s promises are rich,
and full, and free. Whoever will, in the strength of Christ, comply with the
conditions, may claim these promises, with all their wealth of blessing, as
his own. And being thus abundantly supplied from the treasure-house of God,
he may, in the journey of life, “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing;”
by a godly example blessing his fellow-men, and honoring his Creator. While
our Saviour would guard His followers from self-confidence by the reminder,
“Without me, ye can do nothing,” He has coupled with it for our
encouragement the gracious assurance, “He that abideth in me . . . bringeth
forth much fruit.”
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 37, 38.