“The King Who is to come; O come let us adore Him.”
15th Day: ADVANTAGES OF THE KING’S SERVICE
We are all bound to serve our King and fight against His enemies, but this obligation we are too prone to forget, and our King therefore has issued an appeal to all who recognize His sovereignty, and has called upon them to come and fight with Him. The object of His campaign is to drive back the host of enemies who are seeking to rob Him of His sovereignty, and to corrupt and destroy His subjects, and to bring destruction on all who are fighting in His cause. The campaign may be a long one, but our King can absolutely promise ultimate victory to every one who will serve Him faithfully. Who would not be anxious to serve a King who could make such a promise as this?
But our King does far more than this. He offers to share with His soldiers all the hardships of the campaign, all the sufferings, all the weariness, all the physical exhaustion and all the mental anxiety and pain. He does more; He offers to undergo (and has actually undergone) all these hardships and sufferings in a far worse form and a far more acute degree than that which will be imposed on any of His soldiers. He further promises that in every danger and suffering He will be at their side to help and comfort them, and enable them to be victorious in every struggle.
He also promises that His faithful soldiers, one and all, shall share in all the fruits of the victory. His glory will be their glory. His joy their joy. His happiness their happiness. They shall come and join with Him in His triumph, and shall dwell with Him forever. What shall we say of one who does not accept such an offer as this, or who is careless and disloyal in such a service?