We are not of the night,
nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do
The Christian, as a
disciple of the Lord, as a pupil in the school of Christ, is being
fitted for a place in the Millennial Kingdom—for a share in its
wonderful blessings and rewards. Hence we see the necessity for the
frequent admonitions of the Scripture that the Lord’s people shall
be awake—not of those who slumber; not of those who are idle; not of
those who are overcharged with the cares of this life; but that they
be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. Their service toward the
Lord is primarily the bringing of themselves into as close harmony
with the Lord’s will, and into as close likeness to the Divine
pattern as possible; and secondly, it is that by precept and example
they may help others of the called ones in the same narrow
passages: Rom. 13: 11-13; Eph. 5: 8,11,14; Col. 1:12,13; 3:8; Eph.
6:13-18; 1.Thes.5:1-4,7,8; Phil. 4:8; Isa. 9:2; Matt. 25:5; l.
John 2:8; 1.Pet. 5:8,9.