The Contest Over God’s Law
Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Psalm 119:18.
Jesus Christ is the glory of the law. The bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness are to be reflected from His messengers upon the minds of sinners, in order that they may be led to say, with one of old, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Many ... do not discern the wondrous things that are to be seen in God’s law. They have not beheld that which was revealed to Moses when he prayed, “I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.” Exodus 33:18. To Moses was revealed God’s character.
In the law every specification is the character of the infinite God.
Heaven’s law is always merciful, kind, tender, helpful, uplifting to others.
The downtrodden law of God is to be exalted before the people; as soon as they turn with earnestness and reverence to the Holy Scriptures, light from heaven will reveal to them wondrous things out of God’s law.... Truths which have proved an overmatch for giant intellects are understood by babes in Christ.
The law of ten commandments is not to be looked upon as much from the prohibitory side as from the mercy side. Its prohibitions are the sure guarantee of happiness in obedience....
We are not to regard God as waiting to punish the sinner for his sin. The sinner brings punishment upon himself. His own actions start a train of circumstances that bring the sure result. Every act of transgression reacts upon the sinner, works in him a change of character, and makes it more easy for him to transgress again. By choosing to sin, men separate themselves from God, cut themselves off from the channel of blessing, and the sure result is ruin and death.
By obedience to this law the intellect is strengthened, and the conscience is enlightened and made sensitive. The youth need to gain a clear understanding of God’s law.
Prayer, 100 Days of Prayer
This inspirational packet, compiled by Jerry and Janet Page, contains many resources on prayer including topics like: Praising God, abiding in Jesus’ love, guidelines for those desiring anointing, encouraging promises and quotes on healing, principles of intercessory prayer, how to pray with your spouse, powerful promises for parents, what to pray for non-Christians, when Satan called a worldwide meeting, and much more. (Download the entire packet or choose topics individually.)
Have you ever wondered how to get started praying the Word? If so, these printable prayer cards, filled with Bible promises and quotes from Inspiration, are just for you. Topics covered include prayers and promises for your spiritual growth, for your children, your marriage, your ministry, for overcoming spiritual breaches, and much more. The promises included will add power to your prayer life. (Also available for download in Spanish. All cards can be edited and personalized!)
How would you feel if you knew, without a doubt, that Jesus would return this year? It would affect every decision you made! Everything in your life would be seen in a different light. Despite hardships, ridicule or persecution, there would be joy knowing Jesus was coming in just a few months! That’s how our first Adventist pioneers felt. They knew Jesus was coming—they even had the date! Can you imagine? What sweet joy must have filled their hearts. Here is a short video reviewing the lives of some of these pioneers. With picturesque scenery and interesting anecdotes, Cami Oetman, host of AWR 360, joins Markus Kutzschbach, director of Adventist Heritage Ministry on a tour of some historic sites. It has been said that we have nothing to fear for the future, unless we forget how God has led us in the past. Let’s reflect on God’s leading as we watch this video.