So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
KJV Romans 10:17
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Men and women have hardly begun to understand the true object of life. They are attracted by glitter and show. They are ambitious for worldly pre-eminence. To this the true aims of life are sacrificed. Life's best things—simplicity, honesty, truthfulness, purity, integrity—cannot be bought or sold. They are as free to the ignorant as to the educated, to the humble laborer as to the honored statesman. For everyone God has provided pleasure that may be enjoyed by rich and poor alike—the pleasure found in cultivating pureness of thought and unselfishness of action, the pleasure that comes from speaking sympathizing words and doing kindly deeds. From those who perform such service the light of Christ shines to brighten lives darkened by many shadows.
I expect to pass through this world but once.
KJV Genesis 2:4-9
These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth
when they were created,
in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,
and every plant of the field before it was in the earth,
and every herb of the field before it grew:
for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth,
and there was not a man to till the ground.
But there went up a mist from the earth,
and watered the whole face of the ground.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.
And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden;
and there he put the man whom he had formed.
And out of the ground
made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight,
and good for food;
the tree of life also in the midst of the garden,
and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
And the Lord God took the man,
and put him into the garden of Eden
to dress it and to keep it.
KJV Genesis 2:15
Adam was crowned king in Eden.
To him was given dominion over every living thing that God had created.
The Lord blessed Adam and Eve with intelligence
such as He had not given to any other creature.
He made Adam the rightful sovereign over all the works of His hands.
Man, made in the divine image, could contemplate and appreciate
the glorious works of God in nature.
KJV Revelation 19:9. SD 356.1
To His church, Christ has given ample facilities, that He may receive a large revenue of glory from His redeemed, purchased possession. The church, being endowed with the righteousness of Christ, is His depository, in which the wealth of His mercy, His love, His grace, is to appear in full and final display. The declaration in His intercessory prayer, that the Father’s love is as great toward us as toward Himself, the only-begotten Son, and that we shall be with Him where He is, forever one with Christ and the Father, is a marvel to the heavenly host, and it is their great joy. The gift of His Holy Spirit, rich, full, and abundant, is to be to His church as an encompassing wall of fire, which the powers of hell shall not prevail against. In their untainted purity and spotless perfection, Christ looks upon His people as the reward of all His suffering, His humiliation, and His love, and the supplement of His glory, — Christ, the great center from which radiates all glory. “Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.” SD 356.3
Bible Readings For The Home Circle
Desire Of Ages
In Heavenly Places
Lessons On Faith
Life Of Bunyan
Lift Him Up
Our Father Cares
Patriarchs And Prophets
S.D.A. Bible Commentary
Signs Of The Times
Sons And Daughters Of God
The Ministry Of Healing
The Word Works
Thoughts From The Mount Of Blessing
To Be Like Jesus