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concealed in the righteous man’s crosses.” This permissive society has failed when it has given everything to its children without work or rea­ son. The best thing you can give to the man who has everything is sym­ pathy. The v e rs e could be translated, “Whatsoever it produeeth shall come to maturity.” Here is the fruit hang­ ing on the tree. It’s not going to fall off before it comes to maturity. Have you ever had a tree that seems to be loaded with tiny fruit? But just at the time when it begins to grow and ripen, it falls to the ground. It has no value. God will see to it that your fruit will come to maturity (Gal. 5:22). The poorest man in all the world is not the one who has gone bankrupt, losing everything. The one we can rightly pity is the man who is ungodly, not having been justified, who is without the Lord and with­ out hope in this world.

bleak to a Californian as the trees in the Chicago area. Spring was al­ ways a welcome sight. The promise here in the third verse of Psalm one is that the Christian’s leaf will not wither. The leaf, of course, is an out­ ward sign of the life within the tree. The withered leaf does not refer to the tree’s changing shape in autumn, losing its foliage, for that may be quite natural. This speaks about the tree that has been p a rch ed and scorched by the penetrating rays of the sun. So, the individual who has been planted by God by the rivers of life will have his outward profession clearly seen by everyone. He will have the appearance of a so-called “ever­ green Christian.” For a few moments, let’s think about the subject of prosperity. The Bible says, “Whatsoever he [that is this planted man] doeth shall pros­ per.” The prospering is of the work and not the person. Scripture is not talking about outward prosperity either. No where in the Word of God is a premium put on making money. Being poor may be incon­ venient yet sometimes our worst things are often found to be our best things. I have a friend who, when he was very young, lost his father. Since he was the oldest son in the family, he had to go out and start selling newspapers. That was when he was about seven or eight. He worked long hours. His chums in the community couldn’t understand why he was always required to do some­ thing while they had the opportunity to play. He had to quit school even­ tually, just to make enough money for the family. These things that seemed to be his worst really made a man out of him. Today he’s well over a millionaire and greatly blessed of the Lord. He uses probably 90 per cent of his funds to further the ministry of the Lord. Charles Had- don Spurgeon rightly pointed out, “There is a curse wrapped up in a wicked man’s mercies, and a blessing

Twice each year members of the Biola's Women's Auxiliary me t for fellowship, sharing in testimonies and music by the students. The program is followed by an informal "salad luncheon." Pictured above at the left is Mrs. Mabel Peek, who has been president of the organization for the past two years. Her husband. Dr. George 0. Peek, a graduate of Biola and member of the school's Board of Directors, is pastor of the North Long Beach Brethren Church.At the right is Mrs. Samuel H. Sutherland, wife of Biola's president. Meetings are held in the fall and spring. A special mailing list has been established for those who are in the area and interested in attending. Those who wish to receive this periodic information should let us know.


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