Hand Is On The Wheel
my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Eph. 6:10.
is before us, and unforeseen events will surely take place, changing the present
aspect of things in the world. Lust and greed are striving for the supremacy.
Oppression and hatred will be exercised to destroy. Inspired by a power from
beneath, Satan’s instrumentalities will work with intensity to carry
out his will. “The wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked
shall understand; but the wise shall understand” (Dan. 12:10). Every
truly converted soul will put on the whole armor of God, and will bravely
face the unseen foe. God’s servants will realize the necessity of partaking
of the divine nature. . . .
our time of peril. Our only safety is in walking in the footsteps of Christ,
and wearing His yoke. Troublous times are before us. In many instances, friends
will become alienated. Without cause, men will become our enemies. The motives
of the people of God will be misinterpreted, not only by the world, but by
their own brethren. The Lord’s servants will be put in hard places.
A mountain will be made out of a molehill to justify men in pursuing a selfish,
that men have done faithfully will be disparaged and underrated, because apparent
prosperity did not attend their efforts. By misrepresentation, these men will
be clothed in the dark vestments of dishonesty, because circumstances beyond
their control made their work perplexing. They will be pointed to as men that
cannot be trusted. And this will be done by the members of the church. God’s
servants must arm themselves with the mind of Christ. They must not expect
to escape insult and misjudgment. They will be called enthusiasts and fanatics.
But let them not become discouraged. God’s hand is on the wheel of His
providence, guiding His work to the glory of His name.
calls upon His people to be bright lights in the world shining amid the darkness
of sin. Living the life of the Life-giver brings its reward. He went about
doing good. This, every true follower of His will do, filled with a sacred
sense of his loyalty to God and his duty to his fellow beings. Through the
knowledge of the truth as it is in Jesus, Christians are to grow in grace,
constantly drawing nearer perfection of character.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 267.