MANY QUESTIONS arise in our daily walk which cannot be settled by a
definite passage in God's Word. Then it is that we can obey Paul's injunction,
"Become, then, imitators of God, as beloved children" (Eph.5:1).
If we are fully aware of God's present plan in this secret
administration of transcendent grace, we will never be at a loss for light to guide
our steps aright.
Those who pick up a passage at random in any
part of the Bible will, alas, be led astray by the very torch in which they
trust. We should be so suffused with the spirit of God's present operations that we
intuitively act in harmony with them.
This should show the immense practical
value of a clear and correct knowledge of present truth. It is
especially important to grasp the heights and depths of God's grace,
for it alone can give us the power to turn it into practice.
May we never appeal to a lower standard, as
exhibited in other administrations! May we always walk in accord with the greatest
and highest revelation of God's love, as it has been revealed to us, only in Paul's
epistles to the nations! Only so can we please Him in our walk and praise Him
in our worship!