Motivation Monday, Parenting

Motivation Monday

“Let fathers and mothers feel the need of being home missionaries, the need of keeping the home atmosphere free from the influence of unkind and hasty speech, and the home school a place where angels of God can come in and bless and give success to the efforts put forth.”

Child Guidance  481,482

 

Originally posted June 7, 2010.

Principles of True Education, Work

Motivation Monday

“An education derived chiefly from books leads to superficial thinking.  Practical work, encourages close observation and independent thought.  Rightly performed, it tends to develop that practical wisdom which we call common sense.  It develops ability to plan and execute, strengthens courage and perseverance, and calls for the exercise of tact and skill.”

Education, 220

 

Originally posted May 31, 2010

Motivation Monday, Spirit of Prophecy

Motivation Monday

No man can serve two masters. Light and darkness are no more opposites than are the service of God and the service of Satan. The prophet Elijah presented the matter in the true light when he fearlessly appealed to apostate Israel: “If the Lord be God, serve him; but if Baal, then serve him.”

Those who give themselves up to the sorcery of Satan, may boast of great benefit received thereby, but does this prove their course to be wise or safe? What if life should be prolonged? What if temporal gain should be secured? Will it pay in the end to disregard the will of God? All such apparent gain will prove at last an irrecoverable loss. We cannot with impunity break down a single barrier which God has erected to guard his people from Satan’s power.

Our only safety is in preserving the ancient landmarks. “To the law and to the testimony; if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

 

Testimony for the Church – No.31, p.195