“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 15 : 57
The Christian life is a life of warfare,
of continual conflict. It is a battle and a march..
But every act of obedience to Christ,
every act of self denial for His sake,
every trial well endured, every victory gained over temptation,
is a step in the march to the final VICTORY!
Christ Himself has trod the rough pathway
before us and has smoothed the path for our feet.
The narrow path of holiness,
the way cast up for the ransomed of the Lord to walk in-
is illuminated by the ‘Light’ of the world.
The light will shine upon us, and as we reflect the light –
“The glory of Christ”-
the path will grow brighter and
“brighter upon the perfect day.
“We may think it pleasant at first to follow
pride and worldly ambition
but the end is pain and sorrow.
Selfish plans may present flattering promises;
and hold out hope of enjoyment;
but we shall find that our happiness is poisoned;
and our life embittered by hopes that centre in self.
In following Christ- we are safe,
for He will not suffer the powers of darkness
to hurt one hair of our heads;
He will keep that which is committed to His trust;
and we shall be more than conquerors
through Him that loved us.”