Biola Broadcaster - 1963-09

HE COULD NOT SAVE HIMSELF It was at the end of World War II when a detachment of English soldiers entered a small village in France. Suddenly, a soldier ran out of a build­ ing shouting a warning. A second later rifles barked and machine guns chat­ tered. His body was completely rid­ dled. But his sacrifical warning saved the entire company from ambush. The men took cover and fought back until the enemy was subdued. When it was over they checked to see who the man was who had given the warning. He turned out to be a private in the Royal Irish guards. He had been taken pris­ oner by the Germans earlier. Knowing of the ambush he waited until the proper moment and then sacrificed his own life for all of the others. The British soldiers gave a proper burial inscribing the words, “He saved others, himself he could not save.” Unbeliev­ ers flung those same words at Christ as He hung upon the cross. Our Sav­ iour w illingly chose to sacrifice Him­ self. The just for the unjust that He might redeem us to God. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed w ith corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation re­ ceived by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and with­ out spot.” * * * Parents who live muddled lives cannot raise model children. SERMON IN A WHITE* LINE Each year we drive many miles on behalf of the Lord’s work here at Biola. I don’t mind driving in the rain, but one thing that is particularly difficult is the heavy fog which at various times

of the year covers Southern California. The only thing one can do in such circumstances is to keep his eyes on the white line down the center of the road. Without doubt, many a life has been saved as a result of that impor­ tant stripe. Think of the- significant sermon the white line provides. Often the road of daily living is obscured by a heavy fog; frustrations, difficulties, perplexities, and heartaches come. We are reduced to creeping along. Yet, we need not fear if we follow the perfect Example our blessed Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ left us. He was tempted and tested in all points like as we are. He does know the feelings each of us have. The white line of faith may not always be easy to follow, but if we focus our eyes upon the Lord Jesus Christ, rather than the fog about us, we?II have no difficulty. The Word of God tells us, And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left?’ (Isaiah 30:21). “Trust in the IXJRD w ith all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5, 6). ♦ * * We are saved toserve but we can* not serve inorder to be saved. * * * THE WEST POINT PRAYER Each day at the West Point M ilitary Academy a prayer is offered by the cadets petitioning a desire that they may select just the right path of life. It reads, “Make us choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong, and never to be contented w ith half the (continued on next page) 19

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