The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from God The Invisible King by H. G. Wells:|
we are perpetually to sharpen and clean it--which would weaken and
waste the blade. The sword must neither be drawn constantly nor
always rusting in its sheath. Those who have had the wits and soul
to come to God, will have the wits and soul to find out and know
what is waste, what is vanity, what is the happiness that begets
strength of body and spirit, what is error, where vice begins, and
to avoid and repent and recoil from all those things that degrade.
These are matters not of the rule of life but of the application of
life. They must neither be neglected nor made disproportionally
To the believer, relationship with God is the supreme relationship.