“…for I have provided me a king among his sons” (I Samuel 16:1c).
These are days of immense significance to the Christian Church. Any of us with discernment cannot but believe the truth of the Word of God, that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back soon to take His people home and thereafter establish His kingdom. Yet how few of us relate our lives to this significant truth!
The church machinery is working overtime at a very severe strain trying to keep things going. There is a great denominational cry for production. Yet there is very little heavenly reality attached to the product. The lasting quality of the goods is subnormal, and even borders on abnormal.
The Lord is still looking, as He did in David’s time, for a man after His own heart. This ought to be the cry in prayer for the Lord’s work and Word to find such a man. In these times, before the coming of the Lord, we should be bound to pray for a life that can stand the fiery trials and that can stand against the times. It is through a Spirit-filled man that is the fastest way to evangelism.
Remember that the Lord is coming. He said that the last days would be days of great trial and savagery. The flesh is more prominent today than ever and yet we are told that “greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.” Don’t stand down. That’s cowardice! Don’t stand aside. That’s compromise! Don’t stand against. That’s contention! Stand Up! That’s conviction and courage!