Monday, December 2, 2013


It is not necessary to search for the rest of your life to find out what the purpose of life is. Each day opens before us opportunities to understand ourselves better, to become more like Christ in character, to reflect God's image and to love Him more.

Amid the scenes of daily life, character is developed and made manifest. As we seek to bring the truth into practical life, we shall see the importance of taking heed to ourselves. The Christian is to imitate Christ. He is not to be careless of the proprieties of life; in so doing he places himself where he will reveal human attributes, and misrepresent the character of Christ. But wherever Christlike religion is manifested, it will work a blessing, and every detail of life will be made fragrant by the influence of the divine Spirit. 

The temper, the personal peculiarities, the habits from which character is developed‑‑everything practiced in the home will reveal itself in all the associations of life. 

In Christian experience, the Lord permits trials of various kinds to call men and women to a higher order of living and to a more sanctified service. Without these trials there would be a continual falling away from the likeness of Christ, and men would become imbued with a spirit of scientific, human philosophy, which would lead them to unite with those who are the misguided dupes of the devil.
Those who are faithful to God will not be harmed by reproach or opposition. Nay, rather, virtues will thus be developed that will not flourish in the sunshine of prosperity. Faith, patience, meekness, and love will bud and blossom amid clouds and darkness.    

Stay tuned for the next post in this study..

Isaiah 13:13/1 Peter 1:7, 4:12,13/James 1:12/Revelation 3:18/2 Timothy 2:3/
Romans 5:3/Mark 13:20,21/1 Peter 5:10

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