Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quotes For Thought

"A man will gain power and efficiency as he accepts the responsibilities that God places upon him, and with his whole soul seeks to qualify himself to bear them aright. However humble his position or limited his ability, that man will attain true greatness who, trusting to Divine strenght, seeks to perform his work with fidelity... The fact that a man feels his weakness is at least some evidence that he realizes the magnitude of the work appointed him, and that he will make God his counselor and his strenght."

Patriarchs & Prophets, Page 154

"They (the early Church) dare not tolerate errors fatal to their own souls, and set an example which would imperil the faith of their children. To secure peace and unity they were ready to make any concession consistent with fidelity to God; but they felt that even peace would be too darely purchased at the sacrifice of principle. If unity could be secured only by compromising truth and righteousness, then let there be difference, and even war."

The Great Controversy, Page 45

"Our business in this world is to see what virtues we can teach our children and our families to posses, that they shall have an influence upon other families, and thus we can be an educating power although we never enter into the desk. A well-ordered, a well-disciplined family in the sight of God is more precious then fine gold."

Adventist Home, Page 32

"The value of a soul, who can know its worth, go to Gethsemane, and there watch with Christ through those hours of anguish, when He sweat as it were great drops of blood. Look upon the Savior uplifted on the cross. Hear that despairing cry, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me?" Look upon the wounded head, the pierced side, the marred feet. Remember that Christ risked all for our redemption, heaven itself was imperiled. At the foot of the cross, remembering that for one sinner Christ would have laid down His life, you may estimate the value of a soul."

Christ Object Lessons, Page 80