Watchfulness
  By J. A. Wood

    You must live in the spirit of watchfulness. Watch over your heart. Keep it "with all diligence" (Prov. 4:23). Watch over your lips, and be jealous of your tongue, and guard against a light and trifling spirit, by which multitudes have fallen into darkness and ruin.

    Watch for seasons of prayer and special communion with God. Watch for opportunities of doing and receiving good. Watch against the allurements of the world, and against everything that is sensual and has a tendency to lull the soul to sleep.

    Watch against temptations, and resist them in a moment steadfast in the faith. "Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8).