Word Of God Your Guide
word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Ps. 119:105.
we would work wisely and intelligently, our human passions, our hereditary
and cultivated tendencies, must be brought under the control of a higher and
more commanding generalship than human ability. . . .
to do evil; learn to do well.” This is the lesson everyone should learn
day by day. The training due to one’s self comes first. The influence
exerted by a life of strict integrity will be a continual education to others.
Those who are restrained and guided by the moral and religious principles
plainly laid down in God’s Word walk in accordance with the mind and
will of God, who is too wise to err and too good to do us harm.
you would walk wisely, walk in the way of God’s commandments. The Word
of God you have in your keeping, right at hand. This Word is so plain that
none need go astray unless they allow themselves to be led by their hereditary
and cultivated tendencies to wrong. Your Redeemer met Satan’s treacherous
advances with the words, “It is written,” and with the imperative
command, “Get thee behind me, Satan.” I counsel you to receive
with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your soul. The Word
of God is your haven. It is a tower of strength, into which you may run and
be safe. . . .
earnest, sincere searcher for truth will not mistake truth for error. The
Word of God is the bread of life, of which all may partake and obtain eternal
life. Error is falsehood and deception. Those who partake of it must suffer
in consequence, as did Adam and Eve in Eden. It is the privilege of all to
search with prayerful, eager interest for the truth. Truth is the tree of
life, the leaves of which the human family are to eat and live.
who try to interpret the Word according to their own ideas, who read it in
accordance with their opinions, will never see the truth, and will die in
their sins. Those who eat of the forbidden tree accept Satan’s fallacies
in the place of “Thus saith the Lord,” and unless they repent,
they will never gain that life which measures with the life of God. As did
Adam and Eve, they exclude themselves from the tree of life, the fruit of
which perpetuates immortality. . . .
are living amid the solemnities of the judgment. Our souls should be filled
with awe, for we are in God’s presence continually. Each one must decide
for himself whether he will obey and live or disobey and perish.
those who obey, the Word of God is the tree of life. It is the word of salvation,
received unto eternal life.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 263.