If you have ever given much thought to this present world in which we live, you have some idea of the power of interpretation. The world is a stable fact, quite unchanged by the passing of years. But how different is modern man’s view of the world from the view our fathers held? The world is for all of us not only what it is; it is what we believe it to be, and a tremendous load of wealth or woe ride on the soundness of our interpretation! In the earlier days, when Christianity exercised a dominant influence over American thinking, men conceded this world to be a battleground. Man, so our fathers held, had to choose sides. He could not be neutral; for him it must be life or death, heaven or hell! In our day, the interpretation has changed completely. We are not here to fight, but to frolic! We are not in a hostile foreign land; we are at home! It now becomes the bound duty of every Christian to reexamine his spiritual philosophy in the light of the Bible. So much depends on this that we cannot afford to be careless about it!
Choose you this day whom ye will serve . . . but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
The world is a stable fact, quite unchanged by the passing of years. But how different is modern man’s view of the world from the view our fathers held?
Lord, You have commanded us to be ready for battle. I pray that You will prepare me for the fight, and that You will strengthen my resolve for the right.