[June 16]
Giving no offense in anything, that the ministry be not blamed: By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by love unfeigned. II Corinthians 6:3, 6
THE purer the person, the more surely will he be the target. You notice that the speckled birds are more a mark for the huntsman than are the others. Thus all who are bearing the vessels of the Lord's house are special targets for the fiery darts of the wicked one. So we must contend against the world, the flesh, and the Adversary. Those who are in the right condition of heart, the pure in heart, earnest as the Lord's children, watch to keep their garments clean. Unless they watch, they will surely get their garments defiled. Satan is especially endeavoring to touch them; and we know that wherever he would touch there is defilement. Whomever the wicked one touches receives a measure of injury. And there is a measure of culpability in the individual before he is touched. Z'13-185 R5259:5(Hymn 258)