[February 13]
Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it. I Thessalonians 5:24
WE HOPE, dear friends, that we are getting ready for the marriage of the Lamb, for our marriage to the Lamb. Something that we may do or fail to do today may have a bearing upon our final readiness. Our minds are the foundation for everything in this matter. The Lord knows that we have imperfect bodies. So the testing will not be as to whether our bodies are perfect, but whether our hearts are perfect. If our hearts are perfect before God we shall bring our words, our actions, and our thoughts into harmony with the law of love to the extent of our ability. If we see to it that we keep our hearts thus loyal, we shall become more and more a copy of God's dear Son, our Heavenly Bridegroom; and we shall enter in due time with exceeding joy into our "house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Then our Lord will present us before the Father—the "bride adorned for her Husband"; he will present us with exceeding joy—blameless. Z'16-165 R5907:4(Hymn 230)