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The Everlasting Covenant

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    Chapter 33 - Vain Glory and Defeat

    WHEREFORE let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall.” 11 Corinthians 10:12.EVCO 379.1

    “Thou standest by faith; be not high-minded, but fear.” 2Romans 11:20.EVCO 379.2

    A man is never in greater danger than when he has just achieved some great success, or gained a great victory. If he is not very much on his guard, his joyous song of thanksgiving will have a chorus of vainglorious self-congratulation. Beginning with recognition of God’s power, and praise and thanksgiving for it, man insensibly puts himself in the place of God, and assumes that his own wisdom and strength brought him the success and the victory. Thus he exposes himself to attack when he is sure to be overcome, since he has separated from the source of power. Only in the Lord Jehovah is there everlasting strength.EVCO 379.3

    “And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up, and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai. And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few. So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men; and they fled before the men of Ai. And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty-six men; .... wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.” 1Joshua 7:2-5.EVCO 379.4

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