Read John 14:16; Ps. 37:24; John 10:16

August 11

AS YOU WILL,YOUNG MAN

I am the way, and the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.—John 14:6

A wise old man who lived alone in a cabin in the hills was so gifted with wisdom that people came to him with problems and questions, to which he always gave excellent counsel and the right answers.

One day a giant youth thought he would catch the old man off guard; he had a little sparrow in his big hand, and he was going to ask the old man this question: “Is this bird dead or alive?” If the wise man said, “Alive,” he would crush the bird and prove him wrong; and if he said, “Dead,” he would open his hand and let it fly away. So this youth approached the brilliant old sage with a twinkle in his eye and put forth his question. The wise old man, without any hesitancy, and with a smile, said slowly,“As you will, young man, as you will.”

Is it not true that unlimited power of choice is given to everyone? Day after day, to every question in life the answer of time is, “As you will.” Even God has given us a free choice in life, and as we stand in the forks in the road, there is always a right and a wrong way for us. Pilate’s question is still our question: “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” God the Father answers, “As you will.”

Good friend, believe and trust in Christ as your Savior, and you will always have God’s mighty arm to hide you in this life and to keep you for His eternal glory. “As you will.”

“CREATE IN ME a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” Amen.

H. MURK
Temple Baptist Church, St. Paul, Minn.

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