A Line From Us

This issue looks at how believers can have and keep a right relationship with God. Mr Huang Ee Yuen in the feature article "A Loyal Heart" highlights the positive and negative lessons from the life of king Asa of Judah of the late tenth century B.C.

As the first religiously good king of Judah, he instituted a national reform to turn the people's hearts back to the Lord, including a public covenant-making assembly "to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and soul.

 

" This zeal inspired Philip Doddridge to compose his "O Happy Day":

O happy bond, that seals my vows
To Him, who merits all my love!

But King Asa failed to seek the Lord’s guidance in the last six years of his life. His spiritual decline warns us against letting the concerns of the world cloud our spiritual concerns to walk in the will of the Lord.

A helpful article, the second part of "To know and love God", shows us the proper way to approach God, and explains what He has revealed about Himself. The most astounding and glorious statement that sinners like us can hear from the Righteous One is when He declares: " 'And I will establish My covenant with you. Then you shall know that I am the LORD, that you may remember and be ashamed, and never open your mouth anymore because of your shame, when I provide you an atonement for all you have done,' says the Lord GOD." (Ezek. 16:62-63 NKJV). I deserve eternal hell and the Second Death, but He will atone for all I have done.

I share Anise M. Benham’s sentiments in "Awake my soul":

Awake my soul and sing of Him,

Who loved thee unto death,

Awake my heart, compose a hymn,

My lips declare His worth.

 


- The Editor

 

In This FISHERS 185 Issue

 
Dialogue
Letters from Readers -
 
A Loyal Heart
Christian Life -
 
Happy Day
- Poem
To Know and Love God (2)
Christian Living -
 
Challenge Refused
- Good News
 

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