Thou shalt be called by a
new name. . . thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand
of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God—Isa.
Let us never forget that
we are a “peculiar people,” separate from the great body of nominal
Christians, as well as from the world, having higher hopes, alms and
ambitions and favored with a clearer insight into the deep things of
God, having been called out of our former darkness into His
marvelous light. And if thus separate from the world and from
Christians who partake largely of the worldly spirit, what wonder if
we find them all out of harmony with us, and either ignoring or
Parallel passages: Psa. 122:6; 102:13-16; Isa. 60:1-3; Rev.
2:17; 21:2, 9,10, 17, 23, 24; Ezek. 48:35; Jer.11:16; 33:16; Heb.
12:22; Gal. 4:26; Prov. 12:4; Psa. 132:18; Cant. 3:11; Rev. 19:12; 1.Thes. 2:19.