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Woord en Getuigenis (Word and Testimony),   Lou was instrumental in leading many
        so Lou and other brethren enthusiasti-  to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
        cally participated in this work. Lou was   Eternity will reveal the value of each soul
        in charge of the “Question and Answer”   reached and saved. His wife Truus was a
        column and also prepared articles about   worthy helpmate and worked alongside
        practical Christian living for the magazine.  him throughout his service.

               o you think God is happy to have   him as the apple of His eye” (Deut 32:9-
               you in His family today? Are you   10, KJV). We often think of how much we
        Dcertain about your acceptance       have in God, but do we ever consider the
        with God? Great help with these ques-  joy God finds in His people? Concerning
        tions can be found by studying the table   the Church, Ephesians 1:18 speaks of “the
        inside the tabernacle. It was a simple but   riches of the glory of his inheritance in the
        beautiful table which pictured Christ. It   saints.” His inheritance – in His people!
        was made of wood that grew up out of   Read and enjoy hymn #3 in your Believer’s
        the earth, reminding us of the manhood   Hymn Book.
        of Christ. When you looked at the table,   It is true that God’s people sometimes
        you wouldn’t see any wood. You would   stumble, and some seem to serve the Lord
        see only beautiful gold. This reminds us   better than others. But an interesting thing
        that the Man, Christ Jesus, is now in the   about the 12 loaves on the table is that they
        glory. It is crucial to your faith to know that   were all the exact same size. No tribe had
        your Savior is accepted and glorified in   a bigger or smaller loaf. All were the same,
        Heaven at the right hand of God, because
        every saved sinner’s acceptance with God   and all were on the same table. God loves
        is based only and entirely upon the Christ   all His people dearly, including you. It’s not
        in glory.                            that you’ve done something particularly
          Upon that beautiful table of gold in the   special to earn His love, or that He thinks
        tabernacle were 12 loaves of bread. The   you are better than others. It’s that He sees
        number 12 should immediately make you   you in Christ.
        think of the nation of Israel with its 12   The loaves were all regular loaves of
        tribes. Those loaves of bread were said to   bread. They were on a table of gold, and
        be “before the Lord” and an “offering unto   this made all the difference. All of God’s
        the Lord” (Lev 24:6-7, KJV). They would   people are sinners, saved by grace, rest-
        later be eaten by the priests, but first they   ing on a glorified Christ, “where there is
        were for the Lord, and for His enjoyment.   neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor
        Symbolically represented in this picture   uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond
        were God’s people, set before Him for His   nor free: but Christ is all, and in all” (Col
        enjoyment. God delights in His people.   3:11, KJV). What about your acceptance
        “For the LORD’S portion is his people; Ja-  with God? And what about God’s joy in
        cob is the lot of his inheritance … He kept   you? It really is all about Christ.

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