There are many perils which threaten the spiritual well-being of the believer in these last closing days. Some of these dangers are apparent and can be easily discerned, while others are like sunken rocks which cannot be readily seen, but are, for that very cause all the more dangerous.
None other name for me,
There’s love and life, and lasting joy,
Lord Jesus found in Thee.
The impact of Christians who are full of this joy of the Lord upon the unsaved is tremendous. They see that we have happiness and peace without going in for the pleasures and sports of the world. But will our testimony in this respect not be altogether nullified if our unsaved neighbors observe that we have to resort to the ways and means through which they derive their enjoyment? If we fail to keep our souls in spiritual health through fellowship with God, we shall become backsliders in heart, if not in life, and like Lot, we shall seem as one that mocked, unto those whom we would warn and seek to win for Christ.
Gazed upon the Crucified,
And my heart is won forever,
I am saved and satisfied.
Earth’s joys no longer charm me,
And the world has lost its hold,
But my heart will sing with gladness,
When the pearly gates unfold.