And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
— 2 Corinthians 9:8, NIV
Every member of the church who is united to Christ has sacred responsibilities resting upon him...to regard the salvation of souls as the highest interest entrusted to mortals, and thus become a co-laborer with God to rescue souls from the snare of Satan.
The devoted church-member should accomplish much by holy living; by a painstaking discharge of every duty; by fervent prayer; by faithful warnings, especially by affectionate intercourse for the help and instruction of these souls for whom Christ has given his life.
“We are laborers together with God.” But who are laborers together with God?—Those who are doing Christ’s work. Those who are wearing Christ’s yoke and lifting Christ’s burdens; who employ their entrusted talents in active service, studying, devising, planning, with much prayer and earnest faith, ways and means to open the truth to any and every soul,—those that are near, and those that are brought within the sphere of their influence,—constantly studying how to do the very highest service for the Master.
Have I sought the Lord my Master three times a day by earnest prayer in faith, that he would give me wisdom that I might know how to present the truth to these dear souls? Am I giving them, not only by precept, but by example in my own life of piety and fidelity to God, an assurance that the service of Christ is pleasant and satisfactory, and full of peace and joy?
As light comes to individual members of the church, it must be used to benefit others, that other souls may become learners in the school of Christ... searching the word of God with all earnestness, with a sanctified mental appetite to relish the truth because it is the truth.
Now, grace and peace are to be multiplied to the one who works upon the plan of addition. And with such a one there is an earnest pressing forward to obtain more grace, which is necessary for good works.
— The Review and Herald, May 31, 1887
Become a co-laborer with God to rescue souls from the snare of Satan.
With much prayer and earnest faith, study ways and means to open the truth to every soul.
In earnest prayer seek the Lord three times a day that He would give wisdom to know how to present the truth to souls.
Earnestly press forward to obtain more grace which is necessary for good works.