Biola Broadcaster - 1969-03

counter in our daily lives. Like an air­ plane, we have to face these adversities directly, not in our own strength, but rather through the power of God. We can certainly be encouraged with the wonderful scriptural certainty telling us that greater is He (the Holy Spirit) who is in us, than he (Satan) who is in the world!

you should so dress and so conduct yourself that those who have been in your company will not recollect what you’ve had on, but will rather recall your grace and Christian modesty.” We’d have to go a long way to improve on that idea. Meekness, pleasantness, gentleness, a calm serenity, tempered with spirituality, have an unfading shine and glory which all Christian women should model becomingly. (The same goes for the men as well.) The truth of the matter is that it’s not what, but where, our adorning is. It’s not what we have on but where we have it. It’s not how much time we spend working over these corruptible bodies, but rath­ er what we have done to adorn the un­ dying soul. Let’s remember that God seeth not as man seeth, for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh upon the heart. RISING HIGHER One of my favorite pastimes is to be at an airport watching the planes coming and going. It’s especially true with smaller craft whenever they take off they are generally heading into the wind. Without my knowing anything about aeronautics, it would seem to me so much easier' for the craft to move with the wind rather than directly into it and against it. But, to become air­ borne, the plane rather seeks to meet and overcome wind resistance. It uses that as a means of getting off, up, and on the way. Watching one of these air­ planes take off should remind us of some of the problems we ourselves en­ counter day by day. There seem to be many things which would stand in the way of keeping us from soaring to spir­ itual heights. Friends and associates may discourage us, even as Job’s friends counseled him so unwisely in the long ago. The greatest problem in determin­ ing to rise spiritually is self-resistance. Natural inertia, laziness, procrastina­ tion, lack of desire or effort, are but a few of the many characteristic winds of resistance, obstacles we must era- 24 A good thing about telling the truth is that you don’t have to remember what you have said.

Giving is not just a way of raising money, but it’s God’s way of raising men.

MAKING OF MOTTOES Over the past 16 years which we’ve been privileged to conduct these pro­ grams (this being our 3JI68), we’ve closed each broadcast with a little sen­ tence sermon. It’s really designed to be a mighty message in miniature. Many of them carry tremendous truths. Here in Southern California there’s an Asso­ ciation which has as its main purpose the procuring of better mottoes. They have contests designed to find the best slogans. You might be interested in the winning entry for a recent month. Rath­ er abruptly it declares, “When I ask for your opinion, I’ll tell you what to say!” That seems rather explosive and yet, it appears to be the philosophy of of the world these days: “When I ask for your opinion, I’ll tell you what to say!” There appear to be a number of people who feel this way about religion. They’d like to tell the Lord what He’s supposed to say. Since they realize that biblical concepts don’t agree with their philosophies then the simple answer is that God is wrong. Their motto would be “When I ask for His opinion, I’ll tell Him what to say!” How far removed this is from Job’s, testimony who de­ clared, “Though they slay me,” and in the original it is “though He is now slaying me,” “yet will I trust Him.” Joshua purposefully declared, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” And David positively asserted, “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I will be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.” What is your text for life? May it be the motto of the Apostle Paul who resolutely as­ sured his heart, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

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