”Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps“ (I Peter 2:21).
”He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked“ (I John 2:6).
Being saved and having peace with God, I now need a pattern to walk by as I go through this world on my way to glory; and the same blessed Person through whom I have pardon and peace becomes my pattern.
We become more and more like what we are occupied with. If we are occupied with the world, we become worldly: if with ourselves, selfish - but being occupied with Christ, we become Christ-like.
We Christians know too little about meditation upon the person of our Lord. If more of our time to be spent in quietly thinking of Him instead of only in asking for things from Him. if we to search the Word daily to learn of Him instead of looking only for things that we think might immediately help us in our own concerns. the more we ”consider Christ Jesus“ the more we learn of Him and the more we behold Him, the more we become like Him.
I trust that you will enjoy the great articles in this issue during the summer months. It is our prayer that the Lord would use them for building you up on your most holy faith and help you to be established. Thank you for your e-mails and notes of encouragement.
Please keep praying for the Lord’s blessing on Toward the Mark
Yours in our soon-coming Lord,
Emil S. Nashed
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