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Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, Page 183

and “the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” Let the language of the soul be—

Hide me, O my Saviour, hide!
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide,
Oh, receive my soul at last!

Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, oh, leave me not alone!
Still support and comfort me.

[For further study: Gospel Workers, 98-100, 249-253; Testimonies for the Church 5:158, 159, 706, 708, 80; 8:156, 157; 6:34, 113; 2:232-234.]


Chapter 23—Idleness

[Special Testimonies, Series A 3:8, 9 (1895).]

April 30, 1894.

“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord.” There is but one remedy for indolence, and that is to throw off sluggishness as a sin that leads to perdition, and go to work using the physical ability that God has given you for this purpose. The only cure for a useless, inefficient life is effort, determined, persevering effort. The only cure for selfishness is to deny self, and work earnestly to be the blessing that you can be to your fellowmen. “He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.”

As God's human agents we are to do the work that He has given us. To every man He has given his work, and we are not going to give ourselves up to conjecture as to whether or not our earnest endeavors will prove successful. All that we as individuals are

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