The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. — Psalm 119:130,133, NKJV
The apostle Paul considered that the Jew had a great advantage above the Gentile, “because unto them had been committed the oracles of God.” This is the highest commendation or testimony as to the value of the Bible. Every effort should be made to have the sacred book containing the whole of the revelation of God, placed in the hands of all nations, tongues, and people.
We have every encouragement that the Lord hears us and will work for all who are meek and lowly of heart. The work of all who engage to improve the condition of the fallen race will meet with singular resistance, because Satan would make sorry the heart of Christ, by working with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.
Read the Word of God, and it will have a transforming power upon their life, upon their character, give vigor to the intellect, and as the principles contained in the Word of God are sent home by the power of the Holy Spirit, they will work a positive reformation in the human minds of all who will receive the Word.
Character will be transformed where the Bible is reverenced as the Word of the Living God. The promises of God can be repeated over and over again and with every repetition light comes to the mind. The entrance of thy Word giveth light, it giveth understanding to the simple. The Word of God is to be an educating book, giving knowledge of what true faith is. It should be impressed upon the minds of all, that God stands back of every promise. To claim these promises is our privilege. They are given to all who claim them by faith and appropriate them, which is eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God.
Especial promises are given to all who shall be instrumental in turning souls from sin to righteousness, converting the sinner from sin to truth, from darkness to light. Ever bear this in mind and teach it to others.
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.... Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand.” Daniel 12:3, 10.
We have every encouragement that the Lord hears us and will work for all who are meek and lowly of heart.
— The Gospel Herald, July 1, 1900
I thank You continually, O Lord, for the transforming power of Your word. Direct my steps by Your word and do not let any sin have control over me. Your Word gives light and understanding to the simple. I am simple, O Lord, I long for the light of Your Word in my heart. I pray the power of Your Holy Spirit will work a positive reformation in my mind and life that I may teach it to others