“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20.
We are rapidly approaching the end of this earth’s history, and as we realize that Jesus is indeed coming soon we shall be aroused to labour as never before. We are bidden to sound an alarm to the people. And in our own lives we are to show forth the power of truth and righteousness. The world is soon to meet the great Lawgiver over His broken law. Those only who turn from transgression to obedience can hope for pardon and peace.
We are to raise the banner on which is inscribed: “The commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.” Obedience to God’s law is the great issue. Let it not be put out of sight. We must strive to arouse church members, and those who make no profession, to see and obey the claims of the law of heaven. We are to magnify this law and make it honourable.
Christ has commissioned us to sow the seeds of truth and to urge upon our people the importance of the work to be done by those who are living amidst the closing scenes of this earth’s history. As the words of truth are proclaimed in the highways and the byways, there is to be a revelation of the working of the Spirit of God on human hearts. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 435.
Questions to think about:
Do we need to show in our own lives the power of truth and righteousness?
Do we need to turn from transgression to obedience with the hope for pardon and peace by the guidance of the Holy Spirit?
Which is our banner?