JULY 1

 

Walk as children of light … proving what is acceptable unto the Lord—Eph. 5: 8, 10.

 

If we be sanctified to God by the Truth—if our wills be dead, and the Lord's will be fully accepted as ours, in thought, word and act—we have attained the will of God and shall win the prize as "overcomers"; even if, opportunities being denied us, we never preached, never gave to the poor and never suffered as martyrs for the Truth's sake. Let us all note well this point, "This is the will of God [concerning you], even your sanctification." Let nothing becloud or obscure this truth—neither other truths nor errors. Let it dominate our course in life, and then, if God's will is really our will, we have a clearly marked pathway before us, which is very important.

 

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The children of the light are God's consecrated people who have the Truth. They conform their conduct to the doctrines, precepts, promises, exhortations, prophecies, histories and types of God's Word. They constantly study the Word and seek to apply its principles to the circumstances of their lives, that they may thus ascertain what  is pleasing to the Lord, and then do it.

 

Parallel passages: Matt. 5: 14-16; John 12: 46; 2Cor. 4: 6; 1Thes. 5: 5; 1John 1: 7; 2: 6, 9, 10; Rom. 12: 2; 13: 13; Eph. 5: 2, 10, 17; 1Thes. 4: 3; 5: 24; Phil. 1: 10; 1Tim. 2: 3.

 

Questions: Did I this week seek as a child of the light to prove my disposition, motives, thoughts, words and deeds? How? Why? Under what circumstances? With what results?

 

NOT SEEING, YET BELIEVING

 

THE clouds hang heavy 'round my way,

I cannot see.

But through the darkness I believe

God leadeth me;

'Tis sweet to keep my hand in His

While all is dim;

To close my weary, aching eyes

And follow Him;

Through many a thorny path He leads

My tired feet.

 

Through many a path of tears I go,

 But it is sweet

To know that He is close to me,

My God, my Guide;

He leadeth me, and so I walk

Quite satisfied.

To my blind eyes He may reveal

No light at all;

But while I lean on His strong arm

I cannot fall.

 

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