"Ye are the light of the world" (Matthew 5:14)
The ancient Greeks in their Olympics games had a race in which speed and endurance were not the only tests. Each man at the start was given a lighted torch, and the prize was given to the man who could finish first with his torch still lit. In this story there is a lesson for us to learn. As Christians today we need to keep our lights burning at school or in the work place. The world puts pressure on us to conform to its manner, its ways of immoral living, and its attitude to tolerate and lightly esteem sin. The Lord has left us here to be light for others. His exhortation still is, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Our Father is the source of all good for us; His glory is the result of a life that is characterized by holiness, purity, and godliness. Those around us should see in our behavior and in our response to sin that we are the children of God. Remember Joseph, a young person like many of you, what a light he was in the dark world. God knew it; in addition, everyone around him saw it and it brought glory to God and blessing to him. Today the light is committed to us. May we be faithful to the end, for then we will receive the incorruptible crown.
May the Lord use this issue of Toward the Mark to strengthen, encourage and help you to be established to the end that Christ may be displayed in your life.
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Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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