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Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663], Page 305

MR No. 608—Counsels on Hoarding Resources

The gifts of God both of mind and body are to be brought into the service of Christ. We need to understand their value in order that we may use them in such a way that the Master may not meet with loss. We rob the Lord's treasury when we spend money needlessly, and fail to put it at His command. God has not designed that thousands of pounds should be locked up in banks or in investments, but that they should be put to a wise use.—Letter 99, 1895. (To O. A. Olsen, May 7, 1895.)

O how I long to see His work advancing as rapidly as it should be advancing! If only we could put into circulation some of the means lying idle in banks and invested in unnecessary houses and lands, what a blessing it would be to the cause! How much more quickly the light of present truth would be diffused throughout the world!—Letter 109, 1902. (To G. B. Starr, June 12, 1902.)

We are too far advanced in this world's history to indulge in ease and idleness. And none should think to hoard their means for future years, but let them invest their means to create new interests in places where the need of truth is felt. If all the professed followers of Christ had followed this course, great changes would have been wrought in our cities.—Letter 96, 1911. (To Sister Gravelle, December 29, 1911.)

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