[Psalms 110:3] says, “Your people will offer themselves willingly / In the day of Your warfare.” The day of His warfare is to come. In a sense it has not yet come, but in a spiritual sense we are now in the day of Christ’s warfare. As long as we are in the local churches, we are in the day of His warfare. This is the day when all His people are voluntary offerings. We all need to offer ourselves as voluntary offerings. Young lives offered in this way are exceedingly precious. Are you a voluntary offering? Do you mean it?
We have another very significant phrase in verse 3: in the splendor of their consecration. When we consecrate ourselves voluntarily to the Lord, it is a kind of beauty, a splendor. In a recent conference in Los Angeles, the Spirit moved mightily among us, and so many stood to offer themselves in consecration to Christ and the church. We had the sense then of the splendor of consecration.
The poetry in this psalm is marvelous. Verse 3 says, “Your young men will be to You / Like the dew from the womb of the dawn.” This means that all the young people who come to the Lord are just like the dew in the morning. Out of the womb of the dawn, young men will come as the dew to Christ. It is so refreshing to Him. Praise the Lord that so many young people today are coming to Christ as the dew from the womb of the dawn. What a privilege they have in offering themselves to become the refreshing dew to Him! Whether we are old or young does not depend upon our physical age but upon our spiritual condition. I have been to many places and have seen numerous “old” young people and numerous “young” old people. We love to see so many “young” old folks in our midst. I am among these young men as the dew to Christ out of the womb of the dawn. I am not of the womb of the night. We all need to be the voluntary offerings as a refreshing element to the Lord. (Christ and the Church Revealed and Typified in the Psalms, by Witness Lee)