What Jesus Says About Your Purpose

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house” 

Matthew 5:13-15, KJV. 

Use Your Power for Good

Balanced by religious principle, you may climb to any height you please. We would be glad to see you rising to the noble elevation God designs that you shall reach. Jesus loves the precious youth; and He is not pleased to see them grow up with uncultivated, undeveloped talents. They may become strong men of firm principle, fitted to be entrusted with high responsibilities, and to this end they may lawfully strain every nerve.

“But never commit so great a crime as to pervert your God-given powers to do evil and destroy others. There are gifted men who use their ability to spread moral ruin and corruption; but all such are sowing seed that will produce a harvest which they will not be proud to reap. It is a fearful thing to use God-given abilities in such a way as to scatter blight and woe instead of blessing in society.

“It is also a fearful thing to fold the talent entrusted to us in a napkin, and hide it away in the world; for this is casting away the crown of life. God claims our service. There are responsibilities for everyone to bear; and we can fulfill life’s grand mission only when these responsibilities are fully accepted, and faithfully and conscientiously discharged.”

From Messages to Young People, by Ellen G. White, Page 37.

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ELLEN G. WHITE (1827-1915), one of the most published authors in the world, named one of the “100 Most Significant Americans of All Time” by the Smithsonian Institution in 2014, was a co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

*You can read The Desire of Ages in its entirety online at www.whiteestate.org/onlinebooks.


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BE SALT AND BE LIGHT

 

 

THE SEVEN QUESTIONS:

What about this story/context/verse stands out to me?

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How is this different from the life I live now? How

is this different from the society and culture I’m a

part of? (John 9:5)

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How does this passage challenge me? (1John

1:5-9)

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Where do I see Jesus, or miss Jesus in this

passage? (John 8:12, Colossians 1:24-29)

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Assess myself. What am I missing in my life that

God wants me to have? (Psalm 18:28)

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Is there someone else who could use this in their

life? How would I share it?

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Adrienne Rowe-Saulsbury is an elementary school teacher and crafter who writes from Columbus, Ohio.


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