To Build Them Up




Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

— Romans 15:2,4, NIV 



There is a mighty power in the truth. It is God’s plan that all who embrace it shall become missionaries. Not only men, but women and even children can engage in this work. 

All have an influence, and that influence should be wholly for the Master... we should inquire, “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” and do it with a cheerful, willing heart. 

Success does not depend so much upon age or circumstances in life as upon the real love that one has for others. 

In this work there is the greatest necessity of hiding self behind Jesus. The nearer one comes to Jesus, the less will he esteem himself, and the more earnest will he be to work for others in the spirit of the Master.  

Let the reformation begin with yourselves; let the converting power of God first be felt upon your own hearts, and then you will be better able to lead others to Christ.  

If Christ has given you light, let it shine to others. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” Will you not begin from this time to work upon the Bible plan, and live to do your neighbor good, to be a blessing to those around you? Do not make one crooked path for your feet, lest the lame be turned out of the way. 

Heaven is full of light and strength, and we can draw from it if we will. God is waiting to pour his blessing upon us as soon as we draw nigh to him and by living faith grasp his promises. He says that he is more willing to give his Holy Spirit to those that ask him than earthly parents are to give good gifts unto their children. Shall we take him at his word? 

If the people of God would only exercise faith, he would work in a wonderful manner to accomplish this work. Hear the words of Christ: “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” Precious promise! 

— Historical Sketches of the Foreign Missions of the Seventh-day Adventists, p.151,152 



With a willing heart inquire, “Lord, what will You have me to do?” 

Let the converting power of God be felt on your own heart first and then lead others to Christ.  

Work on the Bible plan. Live to do your neighbor good and be a blessing to those around you.  

Exercise faith in His precious promise, “If two of you on earth agree as touching anything that they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”   







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