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Counsels on Stewardship, Page 191

classes have been reached, and the name of God has been glorified.

In years past, I have spoken in favor of the plan of presenting our mission work and its progress before our friends and neighbors, and have referred to the example of Nehemiah. And now I desire to urge our brethren and sisters to study anew the experience of this man of prayer and faith and sound judgment, who made bold to ask his friend, King Artaxerxes, for help with which to advance the interests of God's cause. Let all understand that in presenting the needs of our work, believers can reflect light to others, only as they, like Nehemiah of old, draw nigh to God, and live in close connection with the Giver of all light. Our own souls must be firmly grounded in a knowledge of the truth, if we would win others from error to truth. We need now to search the Scriptures diligently, that, as we become acquainted with unbelievers, we may hold up before them Christ as the anointed, the crucified, the risen Saviour, witnessed to by prophets, testified of by believers, and through whose name we receive the forgiveness of our sins.—Manuscript 2, 1914.

For Further Study

Nehemiah and the Persian King, Prophets and Kings, 628-634

Opportunities to Secure Properties at Far Less Than Their Cash Value, Testimonies for the Church 7:102

Many Among Wealthy, After Responding to Appeal for Means, Will Surrender Themselves to Christ, Testimonies for the Church 6:258

Many Rich Converted That They May assist Cause, Testimonies for the Church 1:174

Many Men of Wealth Susceptible to Gospel, and Will Give of Their Entrusted Means, Testimonies for the Church 8:114-116

Harvest Ingathering, Christian Service, 167-177

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