We are to cultivate gratitude and love and praise in our hearts, that through his promises, richer than precious pearls, we may discern the purposes of God toward us. As the flowers gather for themselves the hidden properties of earth and air, and develop into things of beauty to delight our senses, so Christians are privileged to gather from the garden of God’s promises, faith and hope, peace, joy, and support. They are to give out again to others a life fragrant with good works. — Signs of the Times, June 29, 1888
These short devotions begin with a promise and finish with a prayerful response from the message. Experience more thoughtful prayers and a deeper appreciation of the power of God’s word.
The lessons of Christ were illustrated so clearly that the lowest and most simple-minded could readily comprehend them. Jesus did not employ long and difficult words in His discourses, but used plain language, adapted to the minds of the common people. — Testimonies for the Church Volume 4, p.260