"The end of all things is at hand. Be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer" (1 Peter 4:7).
Let us wake up to the seriousness of the hour in which we live, dear young Christian. Someone has recently said, "The world is at the end of its tether, we have too many men of science and too few men of God. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience and man is stumbling blindly through a spiritual darkness." And are we, who are Christians, going to slumber on complacently in the midst of this state of things? God forbid! Let us rather obey the exhortation and be sober. With the New Year upon us, dear young Christian, be right in the sanctuary if you would be right in school or at work. Be steadfast in prayer if you would be calm in the time of stress and trials. Start your day’s race in the presence of God if you would run well. Everything depends upon God being real to us, and each one of us must prove this for himself in daily life. How thankful we ought to be for having the word of God, the Bible, wherein we can read of Him who encourages us to draw near to Him and to trust Him at all times. May the fact of His soon coming be to us a source of power and encouragement in our pilgrimage. May we be a brighter light in this dark world in the New Year.
It’s hard to believe this is the 10th year for Toward the Mark. The Lord is faithful! I would like to acknowledge those faithful ones who have been a source of help and encouragement to me in its production: the Lord knows them and He will reward them. Also, I want to thank all of you dear readers for your overwhelming response to the magazine. I trust that you will enjoy this issue, and please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark. "Even so, come Lord Jesus"
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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