Dear Reader

By: E.S.N.

That I may win Christ” (Phil. 3:20)

Many of the people of this world hope to win lottery money or some special prize thinking it might bring them some kind of happiness. But “to win Christ” is the prize that Christians should go after. How is this to be accomplished? Paul, the bondman of the Lord, couples the winning of Christ with the excellency of the knowledge of Christ. To know Christ and to know Him better is to win Him, for that better knowledge leads to deeper fellowship, devotion, and enjoyment; and what has been gained will not be lost hereafter. To know Him should be the ambition of our lives. Many of you have summer break from school and some have vacation from work - what an opportunity to use our free time to read our Bible, His word, to spend time in communion with Him. The more we gain of Him the more of Him will be displayed in our life here on earth - which by the way is very short, “a vapor that might soon disappear.” How sad if it would be wasted in that which has no eternal value. You do not want to be such a loser do you? Yes, young Christian, you have the prize, the gain that surpasses any thing the world could offer, and that is Christ - let us not settle for less.

It is our prayer that the Lord will use this issue to strengthen you and help you to grow spiritually in your Christian life and walk.

Thanks again for your great response and encouragement to this exercise.

Please keep us in prayer.

Yours in our soon coming Lord,

Emil Nashed

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