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NOVEMBER 19

 

 Let us watch and be soberó1. Thes. 5:6.

 

  Let us watch in the sense of taking careful notice of all the directions which the Lord our God has given us, respecting what would be acceptable service to Him.  Let us watch ourselves, striving to walk as nearly as possible in the footsteps of the great High Priest. Let us be sober in the sense that we will not be frivolous; that while happy, joyous in the Lord, free from the anxious cares that are upon many others through misapprehension of our Fatherís character and Plan, we may, nevertheless, be sober in the sense of earnest appreciation of present opportunities and privileges in connection with the Lordís service not Thoughtlessly negligent, letting opportunities and privileges slip through our hands to be afterwards regretted.

 

 

Parallel passages: Ex. 23: 13; 34: 12; Deut. 4: 9, 23; Josh. 22: 5; 1.Kings 8: 25; Psa. 39: 1; 141: 3; Proverbs. 4: 23; Mal. 2: 15; Matthew. 16: 6; 24: 4; 26: 40, 41; Luke 11: 35; Acts 20: 28-31; 1.Cor. 10: 12; 16: 13; Eph. 5:15; 6: 18; 1.Tim. 4: 16; Heb. 2: 1; 3: 12; 1. Peter. 1:13; 4: 7; 5: 8.