shall See the King
eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is
very far off. Isa. 33:17.
If we desire to see the King in His beauty we must here behave worthily. We
must outgrow our childishness. When provocation comes let us be silent. There
are times when silence is eloquence. We are to reveal the patience and kindness
and forbearance that will make us worthy of being called sons and daughters
of God. We are to trust Him, and believe on Him, and rely upon Him. We are
to follow in Christ's steps. "If any man will come after me," He
says, "let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow
me" (Luke 9:23). . . . It may be a heavy cross to keep silent when you
ought to. It may be a painful discipline, but let me assure you that silence
does much more to overcome evil than a storm of angry words.
this world we are to learn what we must be in order to have a place in the
heavenly courts. We are to learn the lessons that Christ desires to teach
us, that we may be prepared to be taken to the higher school in the courts
above, where the Savior will lead us beside the river of life, explaining
to us many things that here we could not comprehend. . . . There we shall
see the glory of God as we have never seen it here. We get but a glimpse of
the glory now, because we do not follow on to know the Lord.
principle, every truth learned in an earthly school, will advance us just
that much in the heavenly school. As Christ walked and talked with His disciples
during His ministry on this earth, so will He teach us in the school above,
leading us beside the river of living waters, and revealing to us truths that
in this life must remain hidden mysteries because of the limitations of the
human mind, so marred by sin. In the heavenly school we shall have opportunity
to attain, step by step, to the greatest heights of learning. There, as children
of the heavenly King, we shall ever dwell with the members of the royal family;
there we shall see the King in His beauty, and behold His matchless charms.
we waited, but our hope is not to grow dim. If we can but see the King in
His beauty we shall be forever blessed.