Dear Reader

By: E.S.N.

...Go thy way forth...” (Song of Songs 1:8b)

At the start of the New Year, it is indeed a relief to the soul to turn away from the many voices and the confusing sounds of earth to listen to the voice of the Lord Himself. There is no lengthened description or definition of the path, or where it may lead to. This reminds me of the Lord’s call to Abraham. The word to him was, “Go thee out…unto a land that I will show thee” (Gen. 12:1-2). Note the Lord’s order of things: “Go out” comes first-“I will show thee” comes next. The lesson in this is that the believer must follow the light given him from God in His word in order to get more.

We may rest assured that if we go to Him in our perplexities, with a simple and honest desire to know His mind and to receive His counsel, we shall never be disappointed. His own promise is, “the meek will he guide in judgment, and the meek will he teach his way” (Ps. 25:9). This is an all important lesson for the believer to learn. To enquire of the Lord concerning matters that we have our minds made up about is dishonest. Rather, for as many issues and decisions that are to be made, we should pray, “Show me Thy ways, O Lord, teach me thy path” (Ps. 25:4). For although we do not know what the future hold we indeed know who holds the future.

Dear Friends,

Our hearts are full of thanksgiving to the Lord who is the Faithful and True for His good hand upon us in the past years. To you, dear reader, who is praying for Toward the Mark and to those who are helping in producing this exercise, you are known by the Lord and He is the reward of your quiet labor of love.

It is our prayer that the Lord will use Toward the Mark to help you as you face the daily challenges of school or work, as we are dependent on Him to feed and strengthen His people.

Thank you for your overwhelming response and encouragement to this exercise. Please keep us in prayers.

Yours in our soon coming Lord,

Emil Nashed

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Toward the Mark
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Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Attention: Emil S. Nashed

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