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Manuscript Releases, vol. 5 [Nos. 260-346], Page 70

MR No. 276—The Work in Mountain View, California

Our work is a sacred one. It should be our aim to so order the work in every place in a way that is well pleasing to God. Every one connected with this work should heed the words of Christ, “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”

“Come unto Me all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” How shall we obtain that rest? First we must come to Him, then, He continues, “Take My yoke upon you.” God desires a sanctified people, set apart for His service. We are not to gather up burdens that have no special relation to the work of God. “Take My yoke upon you,” He says. Do the work He has specified, that the principles of true Christianity may be represented in everything you undertake.

“Take My yoke upon you, and learn”—of somebody else?—“learn of Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall [in learning of Me] find rest unto your souls.” There is a blessed rest in the assurance that we are working in Christ's lines.

If it seems best that the office shall be rebuilt in Mountain View, then let every one connected with the work here be a missionary, a blessing to those who know not the truth. “Ye are labourers together with God.” Think how tender Christ was with all who came to Him for help! If all will look, not at the faults of others, but at their own shortcomings, and see that they

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