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adversary does man have to contend?
"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the Devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour." 1 Peter 5:8.
When is a man
"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust,
and enticed." James 1:14.
Is there still
another obstacle to man's spiritual advancement?
"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.
If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." 1 John
overcome these enemies in his own strength alone?
"I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me, and I in
him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do
nothing." John 15:5.
What is required
on our part if we are kept from our foes?
"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit
indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." Matt. 26:41.
How much should
"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thess. 5:17.
occasions did David receive strength and encouragement?
"When I remember Thee upon
my bed, and meditate on Thee in the night watches." Ps. 63:6.
What did he say
of the man who was truly blessed?
"His delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he
meditate day and night." Ps. 1:2.
Will such a
condition of mind be distasteful to one who really loves God?
"My meditation of Him shall be sweet." Ps. 104:34.
How long ought
one to continue in this constant devotion?
"Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing." 1 Thess. 5:16, 17.
What is the
special duty of those who live in the time when the Lord's coming is expected?
"Take ye heed, watch and pray: for
ye know not when the time is... Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the
master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or
in the morning: lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping. And what I say unto
you I say unto all, Watch." Mark 13:33-37.
As the Lord's
coming draws near, what will make the duty of prayer and watchfulness more
"Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is
come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath
hut a short time." Rev. 12:12.
Can we at that
time have all the help we desire to withstand our enemies?
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father
in My name, He will give it you." John 16:23.
If help does not
come when it is first asked, what should one do?
"And shall not God avenge His own elect, which cry day and night
unto Him, though He bear long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them
speedily." Luke 18:7, 8. "Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He
shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord." Ps. 27:14.
What promise is
vouchsafed to those who are found watching when the Lord comes?
"Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He cometh shall find
watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to
sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them." Luke 12:37.