Enduring to the end

THE agency which God has appointed for bringing about the indwelling of the word, is based upon the fact of human forgetfulness. There is a constitutional need for bringing to remembrance. Every man of reflection experiences this need. Even in human knowledge, the memory has constantly to be refreshed; how much more in the things of the spirit, for which there is not only no natural affinity, but to which there is a constitutional repugnance. We should make a great mistake if we were to rest on our oars at all. The achievements of the past are only valuable to us if we preserve our connection with them by means of an unbroken line of similar action. This refers to present profitableness and Divine approbation; we must in many ways “endure to the end”.

ROBERT ROBERTS, Seasons of Comfort, page 159.