[March 18]
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness. Psalm 17:15
WHO can consider the importance of becoming copies of our blessed Lord and Head without feeling that to attain to this character likeness will be a life- work! It cannot be accomplished in a day or in a year; but the whole life must be devoted to it; and day by day, if we are faithful, we should realize a measure of growth in grace and of development in Christian character. It is not enough that we know the truth, or that we be content to hold it in righteousness. We must see to it that the truth is having its legitimate and designed effect upon the character. And if the truth is thus received into good and honest hearts, we shall have the assurance of the Apostle Peter that "we shall never fall," but that in due time we shall be received into the kingdom. Z'11-410 R4911:4(Hymn 105)