Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations... teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
— Matthew 28:18-20, MEV
“Ye are the light of the world.”
Day by day God’s faithful, commandment-keeping people are to become better prepared to let their light shine forth amid the moral darkness of a world that is rapidly filling up its cup of apostasy... Knowing the times, we are to set in operation every agency that can be employed in doing missionary work for Christ.
My brethren and sisters, Christ sends you this message, “Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of Me.” Humble your hearts before God, and seek counsel of Him who never makes a mistake. Under His guidance you will never go astray.
You need to seek as you have never sought before for an understanding of the word of God. Pray that the Lord will open your understanding, and turn your whole heart to the One who has bought you with an infinite price. You are Christ’s purchased possession. Ask Him to tell you what He would have you do.
There is a promise for us in His assurance. “All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.” Brethren, shall we not take up our work, not seeking to carry burdens which the Lord has not committed to us, but doing that to which we are called, with a spirit of thoroughness, earnestness, and willingness? If we do our work faithfully, the Lord will complete His part of the contract, fulfilling the promise of His presence, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”
Let us not allow our faith to waver, but putting our dependence in God, let us teach all things whatsoever He has commanded. Day by day we need to receive divine instruction. I pray that every laborer may ask, and believe, and receive, the promise, “Lo, I am with you.”
When the grace of Christ is expressed in the words and works of the believers, light will shine forth to those who are in darkness; for while the lips are speaking to the praise of God, the hand will be stretched out in beneficence for the help of the perishing.
— Jehovah Is Our King, 1907, p.5-11
Search the Scriptures. Humble your heart before God and seek counsel of Him who never makes a mistake.
Seek an understanding of the word of God as you have never sought before. Pray that the Lord will open your understanding and turn your whole heart to Him.
Ask Him to tell you what He would have you do.
Put your dependence in God. Ask for, believe and receive the promise, “Lo, I am with you.”