“Wherein thy great strength lieth?” (Judges 16:6)
No one could deny that truly things everywhere are spiritually weak, and I wonder if the reason for this is lack of heart-occupation with Christ and the lack of devotion to Him. We need to learn afresh the lesson that true power lies in devotion to Christ, His Name, and His Word. It was clear that when the chief thought in every man’s mind in the valley of Elah was to save his own skin, that the devotion in the heart of the young man David made him stand for the Name of the Lord against Goliath: it proved the power of the Lord, and as it was then so it will be now.
It was that devotion that made Paul declare, “what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ…that I may win Christ.” When our heart is devoted to Christ, we need to fear nothing except those things that will turn us from Him. Let us exercise ourselves as to this. For by it we shall be in living contact with the One in whom is all power and our strength and then our weakness will matter nothing at all. Heart occupation with Him is the need of this day and so much more as the day of His coming approaches. Let us remember that any young person, who is devoted to know Christ the best, will love Him the most and will labor for Him more than all others. May He be the object bright and fair that fills and satisfies the heart.
May the Lord use this issue of Toward the Mark to help you to grow and be established as you read it during the summer months.
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