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Special Testimonies On Education, Page 164

father's wisdom and strength the child rests in safety. So with the children of God. The Lord bids us, “Look unto me, and be ye saved!” “Come unto me, ... and I will give you rest.” “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” SpTEd 163.2

“Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.” SpTEd 164.1

***** SpTEd 164

Chapter 19—True Principles in Education

(Copied April 2, 1896.) SpTEd 164

I am constantly burdened in regard to the work that should be done for the youth; for how can they become missionaries for Christ unless a different kind of education be given them? The so-called higher education of the present day is a misnamed deception. Higher education is that which places the Bible as the very foundation of all education. In educating the youth there is need of that wisdom which comes only from God. SpTEd 164.2

It is a mistake to put into the hands of the youth books which puzzle and confuse them, a SpTEd 164.3

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