Biola Broadcaster - 1964-08

by Dr. Walter L. Wilson Q u C u OIH FOR THE SOUL

S ome of the most interesting news­ paper advertisements concern auc­ tions. Have you ever read them? You know, there is always an auction going on in the world. For the Chris­ tian, there is a constant bidding for him. On one side is the world, the flesh, and the devil. On the other side is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The first three are for bad and the latter three are for good. In Matthew 6:24 we read the words of the Lord Jesus Christ, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mam­ mon.” Then in Matthew 16:26 the Saviour asks a pertinent question, “What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” What an interesting and penetrating question. The first of the three bidding against righteousness is the world. Scripture tells us, “If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Notice that it does not

say the love of God is not in him. That is included, of course. The term Father is used because He gave His Son to save lost men. The world comes along and says, “I’ll give you pleasure and everything your heart can pos­ sibly desire.” The field of business challenges many people, but even when they have amassed a fortune they still have no peace or satisfac­ tion. Lord Byron found that happi­ ness was not obtainable in education. Yet he sold his soul to the bottle and met final tragedy. He had everything the world could offer but found no peace with God and no rest for his soul. For him there was no hope be­ yond the grave. But why not love the world? It is attractive and wonderful. People look up to you when you are on the pin- acle of success. When I was in high school I knew a girl who possessed a lovely voice. She was so good that some rich men in the community got together and paid her way to study music in Berlin, Austria and London. She made the Metropolitan Opera. 3

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