THE GREAT DISEASE
There is a disease that attacks Christians
and non-Christians alike--they think the purpose of this life is to enjoy
the happiness of this world and escape the evils, trials, and adversities in
the world. . .as if there is no future life.
We seem to forget that all men are subject
to the same law: whether we are rich or poor, high or low, we must suffer.
When a city is captured, everybody suffers; when there is a drought,
everybody suffers; when a ship sinks, everybody suffers. Disease and fever
are experienced by all. As long as we are in the flesh, we shall suffer.
Christians, because they are attacked and
tempted more by the devil, suffer more. "My son, when you come to the
service of God. . .prepare your soul for temptations."