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? By REV. B. B. SUTCLIFFE
j Extension Department. Moody Bible
TEXT-Be of good courage and let ui
behave ourselves valiantly, and let th<
Lord do that which ls good in his sight.
I Chron. 19:13.
Joab, the commander in chief ol
David's army, found himself between
two fires. Th<
army of the Sy |
him on one sid?!
and the army o;
on the other. Em
ploying the bes1
tactics he knew
and placing hi*
army to the bes
ad va n ta ge, h (
made an add res;
to his men on tin
eve of battle. Th?
text is part o?
them they wen
their people and
the cities of their God. His exhorta
tion might well be pondered by all
Chiistians today and especially those
who are more or less directly engaged
in Christian work.
There are three things upon thc
surface of this text.
1. The Need of Courage.
It is said of some regiments In hu
man armies that they are so foolish
as never to know when they are beat
en. It is not foolishness that is the
trouble, but a high-hearted courage
which will not admit defeat or which
takes a defeat and wrestles it Into a
victory. The Christian worker, above
all others, should have such piod
courage. He has a Leader who is
possessed of all wisdom and knowl
edge-a Leader who knows the secret
plans of the enemy. He is aware even
of the secret thoughts of tho euemy.
He is never taken off his guard, or
by surprise. He ls fully informed of
every movement He gives promise
to his people that no weapon formed
against them shall prosper. He" is a
Leader who not only has all knowl
edge, but all power to use his knowl
edge. He Is the Invincible One.
Sometimes a man finds himself in
possession of valuable knowledge
which is valueless to bira because of
a Iac? of power. He has not the abil
ity to use what he knows. But unto
our Lord has heen given all power in
heaven and In earth.
Be of good courage, then, no matter
what odds we face, knowing there is j
more with us than with the enemy.
The message of the saint of old is
well worth remembering-"One with
God is always a majority."- This is
still true. God who gave the victory
to his people in olden days is the
same God. There is no change in our
Leader. He is the same yesterday, to
day and forever. Following him, the
Christian is assured of ultimate vic
tory. It may seem as thouph we
were hedged In by overwhelming
forces aud defeat is certain, but we
may have good courage as we look
away from the opposing hosts to the
one whom we follow.
II. The Need of Valiant Behavior.
The Revised Version renders this
by "play the man." It means simply
to "do your best." To do one's best is
to behave valiantly. No matter If
others may do beater than we, the
need is to do our best. We are to
"ph1; the mau" and not be like chil
dren who become discouraged because
someone else does better than they
can do. We must just keep on do
ing our part to the best of our ability.
Much was dependent on each man of
Moab's army behaving valiantly. Much
more depends on each Christian doing
his best. We must "play the man"
for the honor of the name of him
whose we are and whom we serve.
He does not expect us to weakly sur
render but to stand up to tbe light,
behaving ourselves valiantly; we must
meet his expectations.
Then again, the well being of the
church depends on each doing his
best. The church ls the body of
Christ and we are all members of that
body. If one memher suffers, all the
others suffer with it. When one mem
ber fails to behave valiantly, all the
others are injured. On the other hand,
all the members are blessed each
time we do our level best. Again our
own personal growth in grace follows
such behavior. If we would be strong
in faith, and experience the delight of
the approval of our Lord, we will go
forth to "play the man" In the name
of our God.
III. The Need of Trust
"Let the Lord do that which is good
In his night." We are not to think
that results from our work shall be
in accord with what we imagine they
should be. Ile may have purposes to
fulfill by our work other than we
know. We are naturally eager to ob
tain results which are good In our
own sight. We may make serious mis
takes, not knowing all our Leader
knows, and desire results which would
not be good in lils sight. We need to
trust him fully; to believe he knows
what Is best; to revel in a high-heart
ed courage which grows from the cer
tainty of final victory ; to keep on do
ing our best and allow him to do that
*-hich ls good in his sight, irrespective
of whether it is good In ours or not.
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