And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
— Revelation 22:12,14, NKJV
I pray the Lord to impress the hearts of his people with the solemnity of the time in which they are living, and with the necessity of making straight paths for their feet. Some who have long known the truth are confused by leaders who have been walking in false paths.
Some may take comfort in the thought that God will number them with his people because they make a profession. We may have a measure of faith, a knowledge of the theory of truth, but unless self dies, unless we live Christ’s life of obedience, our profession is worthless.
Who are the blessed? Christ answers, “Blessed are they that hear the Word of God, and keep it.”... My brethren and sisters, make the Scriptures, which contain the alpha and the omega of knowledge, your study.
Let us walk in the footsteps of Christ, in all the humility of true faith. Let us put away all self-trust, committing ourselves, day by day and hour by hour, to the Saviour, constantly receiving and imparting his grace.
Our people who are living in large centers would gain a precious experience, if, with their Bibles in their hands, and their hearts open to the impressions of the Holy Spirit, they would go forth to the highways and byways of the world with the message they have received. There is aggressive work to be done. Evangelistic work, opening the Scriptures to others, warning men and women of what is coming upon the world, is to occupy more and still more of the time of God’s servants.
“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.” Praise God for this wonderful statement! The possibilities that it presents seem almost too great for us to grasp, and put to shame our weakness and our unbelief. Let us praise God that we can see our Saviour by faith. Let us grasp the great gift. Our only hope in this life is to reach forth the hand of faith, and grasp the hand outstretched to save. Daily we are to “behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” If we would look away from self to Jesus, making him our guide, the world would see in our churches a power that it does not now see.
— The Review and Herald, August 2, 1906
Pray to the Lord to impress your heart with the solemnity of the time in which we are living and with the necessity of making straight paths for your feet.
With your Bible in your hand and your heart open to the impressions of the Holy Spirit, go forth and open the Scriptures to others.
Put away all self-trust. Day by day and hour by hour commit yourself to the Saviour, constantly receiving and imparting His grace.
Praise God that we can see our Saviour by faith. Daily behold the Lamb of God. Look away from self to Jesus making Him your guide.