Dear Reader

By: E.S.N.

HINDER ME NOT…” (Gen. 24:56)

“It seems to me that the Spirit’s voice sounds out in these words, “he that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith.” Worldly ways and entanglements hinder the Spirit in His great work; lukewarmness towards Christ grieves Him sorely; pride and self-complacency quench His activities, and there is no pride so hateful to Him as religious pride. He cannot take of the things of Christ and show them to us if we are indifferent or inattentive or self-centered. Worldliness is bad, very bad, it shows a divided heart, but religious pretension is worse, for SELF is the A and the Z of it, and Christ and His things are made subservient to self. Imagine Rebekah adorned herself with the jewels that the servant brought from Abraham and went among her friends, displaying herself and saying, “See how rich and increased in goods I am. I have need of nothing.” But Rebekah was not like that; she was true as steel to the one who sought her heart and hand; there were no half measures with her, and when the decision was left with her, she was decided; she needed neither to ask advice nor time for consideration; “I WILL GO,” was her answer to those who would have detained her, and that answer must have delighted the servant’s heart. Rebekah did not hinder him.”

It is our prayer that the Lord will use this issue of Toward the Mark to help you to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus

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Yours in our soon coming Lord,

Emil Nashed

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