in Motive and Action
ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God
for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Eph. 4:32.
Principle, right, honesty, should ever be cherished. Honesty will not tarry
where policy is harbored. They will never agree; one is of Baal, the other
of God. The Master requires His servants to be honorable in motive and action.
. . . Those who choose honesty as their companion will embody it in all their
acts. To a large class, these men are not pleasing, but to God they are beautiful.
working to crowd himself in everywhere. He would put asunder very friends.
There are men who are ever talking and gossiping and bearing false witness,
who sow the seeds of discord and engender strife. Heaven looks upon this class
as Satan's most efficient servants. But the man who is injured is in a far
less dangerous position than when fawned upon and extolled for a few of his
efforts which appear successful. The commendation of apparent friends is more
dangerous than reproach.
who praises himself brushes the luster from his best efforts. A truly noble
character will not stoop to resent the false accusations of enemies; every
word spoken falls harmless, for it strengthens that which it cannot overthrow.
The Lord would have His people closely united with Himself, the God of patience
and love. All should manifest in their lives the love of Christ. Let none
venture to belittle the reputation or the position of another; this is egotism.
. . .
disparagingly of any man, for he may be great in the sight of the Lord, while
those who feel great may be lightly esteemed of God because of the perversity
of their hearts. Our only safety is to lie low at the foot of the cross, be
little in our own eyes, and trust in God; for He alone has power to make us
great. . . .
and ability of all are needed now. Every man's work is of sufficient importance
to demand that it be performed with care and fidelity. One man cannot do the
work of all. Each has his respective place and his special work, and each
should realize that the manner in which his work is done must stand the test
of the judgment.
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