[Of Special Interest to Young People]

In their daily activities young people are constantly being challenged to do their best: to do a job well, maintain a high scholastic record, to become accomplished in sports, or to learn how to get along with others. The question is, "How can one successfully meet the challenge to do one's best?"

The Bible record of those men and women whose whole purpose was to glorify God answers this momentous question. For example, Moses never could have succeeded in leading the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt had his desire been other than to glorify the great I AM, who sent him on his mission. All that Jesus, the master Christian, did was for the glory of God. From early boyhood he was about his Father's business, and whether healing the sick, raising the dead, or eating a simple meal with publicans and sinners, he revealed man's oneness, or unity, with God. He fully expressed the Christ, God's spiritual, eternal nature, hence his divine title, Christ Jesus.

When Saul of Tarsus was converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus, he saw the terrible mistake he had made in persecuting Jesus' followers. Humbly taking the new name of Paul, he began his great work of preaching Christ, or Truth, to the Gentiles and of establishing Christian churches. That he saw clearly what one's true purpose should be is evident in his admonition to the Corinthians (I Cor. 6:20), "Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."

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August 11, 1956

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