Your Light Shine
are the light of the world.... Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matt.
If you walk in the light, you can every
one be light bearers to the world. Do not seek to accomplish some great work
and neglect the little opportunities close at hand. We can do very much by
exemplifying the truth in our daily life. The influence which we may thus exert
cannot be easily withstood. Men may combat and defy our logic; they may resist
our appeals; but a life of holy purpose, of disinterested love in their behalf,
is an argument in favor of the truth that they cannot gainsay. Far more can be accomplished
by humble, devoted, virtuous lives than can be affected by preaching when a
godly example is lacking. You can labor to build up the church, to encourage
your brethren, and to make the social meetings interesting; and you can let
your prayers go out, like sharp sickles, with the laborers into the harvest
field. Each should have a personal interest, a burden of soul, to watch and
pray for the success of the work.
You can also in meekness call the
attention of others to the precious truths of God's Word. Young men... may
never be able to present the truth from the desk, but they could go from house
to house and point the people to the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of
the world. The dust and rubbish of error have buried the precious jewels of
truth; but the Lord's workers can uncover these treasures, so that many will
look upon them with delight and awe.
There is a great variety of work, adapted
to different minds and varied capabilities. In the day of God not one will be
excused for being shut up to his own selfish interests. And it is by working
for others that you will keep your own souls alive.... Earnest, unselfish
effort will garner sheaves for Jesus.... The Lord is a mighty helper.
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