them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17
The truth of God is to sanctify the soul.
"A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within
you." The sanctifying power of truth is to abide in the soul and be
carried with us to our business, there to apply its continual tests to every
transaction of life, especially to our dealings with our fellow men. It is to
abide in our households, having a subduing power upon the life and character of
all its inmates.
I must ever urge upon those who profess
to believe the truth the necessity of practicing the truth. This means
sanctification, and sanctification means the culture and training of every
capability for the Lord's service.
Teach your children to love the truth
because it is the truth and because they are to be sanctified through the truth
and fitted to stand in the grand review that shall erelong determine whether
they are qualified to enter into higher work, and become members of the royal
family, children of the heavenly King.
The truth, the precious truth of God's
Word, will have a sanctifying effect upon the heart and character. There is
work to be done for ourselves and for our children. The natural heart is full
of hatred to the truth, as it is to Jesus. Unless parents shall make it the
first business of their lives to guide their children's feet into the path of
righteousness from their earliest years, the wrong path will be chosen before
The work of sanctification begins in the
home. Those who are Christians in the home will be Christians in the church and
in the world.
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