Knowing that difficult times are approaching, we need to be prepared to face them with God-given confidence. There are many influences wanting control of your life, and all but one will lead destruction. That one influence is the light and truth towards holiness. We can know God in a personal way through the light and truth of his word. When we follow this light and truth, we will be led to God’s altar. It is on this altar that we can die to self and find true life in Christ.