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Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, Page 264

of the Great Teacher: “Learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” We have no excuse for manifesting one wrong trait of character. “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” In your dealing with others, whatever you see or hear that needs to be corrected, first seek the Lord for wisdom and grace, that in trying to be faithful you may not be rude. Ask Him to give you the gentleness of Christ; then you will be true to your duty, true to your position of trust, and true to God, a faithful steward, overcoming natural and acquired tendencies to evil.

None but a wholehearted Christian can be a perfect gentleman; but if Christ is abiding in the soul His spirit will be revealed in the manner, the words, and the actions. Gentleness and love cherished in the heart will appear in self-denial, in true courtesy. Such workers will be the light of the world.

[For further study: Gospel Workers, 36-39, 414-419; Testimonies for the Church 5:552-554, 503, 587, 32, 80, 81, 737-746, 11.]


Chapter 40—The Need of Spiritual Discernment

[Special Testimonies, Series A 6:3-17 (1896).]

On the steamer “Alameda” on the broad ocean,

November 17, 1891.

Redemption is part of the divine nature. It is the prerogative of God to have to reconstruct, not to destroy. The Son of God was given to die before the foundation of the world. The existence of sin is unexplainable; therefore not a soul knows what God is until he sees himself in the light reflected from the cross of

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