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Manuscript Releases, vol. 17 [Nos. 1236-1300], Page 33

MR No. 1239—True “Higher Education”; Appeal to Work the Cities; Wives to Receive Remuneration for Their Gospel Work

(Written October 27, 1909, from Sanitarium, California, to A. G. Daniells.)

I have commenced several letters to you, but other matters that needed attention came in, and your letter was not finished.

I have been instructed to present to our people very definitely the difference between the “higher education” so-called by the world, and that which the Lord regards as the higher education. In the instruction which the Lord gives, there is nothing fraudulent. It is true and safe instruction. Our study of the Word of God will help us to a right understanding of this matter.

The psalmist David wrote: [Psalm 32:5-11, quoted].

Let us study also the 33rd Psalm; it contains precious instruction for those who wish to understand the way of the Lord. In this instruction men are encouraged to proclaim to their fellow men the exalted privilege of expressing the divine image in thought and deed. There is no encouragement for self to manifest itself in large proportions; but encouragement is given that the Lord will impress and refine and purify the heart and mind and life. “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in Thee” [Verses 18-22].

In our individual experience we need to learn the meaning of true sanctification, because we have laid our ways and our will upon God's altar to be purified and refined and ennobled. This is pure religion. I am instructed to

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