faithfulness in little things is the evidence of fitness for greater responsibilities.

We, Christians, may improve our character not by a single moment of receiving the great light that we’re all dreaming of. It’s a day-by-day transformation, little by little so that we cannot be blinded by the intense light which God can offer through the Holy Spirit.

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. “(2Co 3:18 KJV)

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”(1Jn 3:2 KJV)

It’s very essential for us Christians to exercise daily the acts which God approves, an act that is beneficial to our selves and to others.

“And this service, while making us a blessing to others, brings the greatest blessing to ourselves.”-Education, page 16.2

One way to minister to others is by introducing the common yet less read holy writ, which is the Bible. Some don’t read the Bible not because of the availability of time, but by the fear of hearing the precious truths concealed in the old yet powerful set of holy books written by mortal scribes with the directed effort given to them by the Holy Spirit. It’s your choice of what form of instructions and principles you’ll give effort to learn and perform.

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”(2Co 4:4 KJV)

The sin that I’ve continually did transgress since my birth in this world, is the sin of unholy communication to my friends who thirst for the light from the Sapphire throne above. Instead of making myself an example, I’ve been an untrue minister. I’ve been a goat, not a sheep.

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”(Eph 4:29 KJV)

Change is a must for us who transgress the law unknowingly, remember:

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”(1Jn 3:4 KJV)

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”(Hos 4:6 KJV)

“What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.”(Rom 7:7 KJV)

The lesson is for all. None can know what may be God’s purpose in His discipline; but all may be certain that faithfulness in little things is the evidence of fitness for greater responsibilities. Every act of life is a revelation of character, and he only who in small duties proves himself “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. ” (2 Timothy 2:15) will be honored by God with weightier trusts.  {Ed 61.1}

No man can exert an influence for Christ, unless he is a decided and consistent Christian. Those who love and cherish the pure principles of Bible religion, will not be found weak in moral power. Under the elevating, ennobling influence of the Holy Spirit, the tastes and inclinations become pure and holy. Nothing will take so strong a hold upon the affections, nothing reaches so fully down to the deepest motives of action, nothing exerts so potent an influence upon the life, and gives so great firmness and stability to the character, as the religion of Christ. It is this which is lacking in the church. Many will be found wanting in the day of final accounts, because they did not possess real godliness.  {RH, June 20, 1882 par. 4}


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