[June 20]
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. James 4:6, 7
WHILE we longingly look forward to our glorious station of the future, when the glory of the Lord shall fill the Temple, when "we shall know as we are known," let us not forget that unless we are submissive to the molding and fashioning influences of the school of Christ we shall be set aside. Our names will be blotted out of that special role and our crowns apportioned to others. It is in full view of the possibilities of so great a loss of so great a prize that the apostle wrote, "Let us fear lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of us should seem to come short." The cultivation of pride along any line, the development of an unsanctified ambition, are amongst the greatest dangers to these living stones now in preparation. Such flaws developed would render us unfit for this special service. And if they should develop in us headiness or high-mindedness, they would probably also develop envy, malice, hatred, strife, evil speaking, evil surmisings, all of which are contrary to the Spirit of Christ and would soon render such "none of his." Z'08-376 R4297:5(Hymn 198)