Signs of the Times

Myrtle Sevits Stout in The Salvation Army's War Cry Chicago, Illinois

We found cause for dismay when we walked about the yard of a new home several years ago. The neglected flower bed was infested with bindweed.... It is a pestilential weed.... Every scrap can sprout and make a vigorous new plant to rapidly entwine and choke your finest flowers....

The writer to the Hebrews must have had knowledge of a similar weed when he warned, "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled."

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September 19, 1959

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