I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their message. I have given them the glory You have given Me. May they be one as We are one.
— John 17:20,22, HCSB
“And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them...” This is what we want. This is what we are waiting for,—more of the glory of Christ to lighten our pathway, that we may go forth with that glory shining in our countenances, that we may make an impression upon those with whom we shall come in contact.
We must see the beauty, the light of God’s word for ourselves, and kindle our taper at the divine altar, that we may go to the world, holding forth the word of life as a bright, shining lamp. Those who do not come to God’s word for light for themselves, will have no light to diffuse to others.
“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory...” Christ wills that we should behold his glory. Where?—In the kingdom of heaven. He wills that we should be one with him. What a thought! How willing it makes me to make any and every sacrifice for his sake! He is my love, my righteousness, my comfort, my crown of rejoicing, and he wills that we should behold his glory.
Go to God on your knees, that you may understand what is truth, and not be found, as were the Jews, fighting against God. Light came to them, but they loved darkness rather than light... press out the darkness by earnest study of the word of God.
“Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” This is what we are to do. We are on missionary soil, and we should pray that God may stir up the minds of those who do not seem to feel their need of anything more than they now possess, that they may seek for light from the throne of God.
We must not trust in our own merits at all, but in the merits of Jesus of Nazareth. Our eyes must be anointed with eye-salve. We must draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to us, if we come in his own appointed way. O that you may go forth as the disciples did after the day of Pentecost, and then your testimony will have a living ring, and souls will be converted to God.
— The Review and Herald, March 11, 1890
See the beauty and the light of God’s word for yourself. Kindle your candle at the divine altar then go to the world holding forth the word of life.
Be willing to make any and every sacrifice for Christ’s sake! Behold His glory.
Go to God on your knees so you may understand what is truth by earnest study of the word of God.
Pray that God may stir up the minds of those who do not seem to feel their need of anything more than they now possess, that they may seek for light from the throne of God.