Apostle E. White
Lord, thou leadeth me along a path that’s not of my choosing: so that nothing
of my old man should remain. For humility doeth secure my heart from pride, and
shame causeth me to seek for deeper refuge within thou holy pavilion.
the midst of my trials, thou planteth my feet like pillars, and maketh my soul
to rejoice exceedingly. Thou showeth unto me the way of ungodly men, and that because of vanity, how they do hasten towards eternal darkness.
thou not, that he who loveth not the Lord is appointed unto destruction? For he is encouraged to hold fast to his own way, even for this very same purpose.
Let the redeemed be reminded of this when they are persecuted, and let them
pray unto God on behalf of their enemies.
the ungodly have not eyes to see, nor ears to hear: neither do they have hearts
that can understand and discern their end. If thou should stand in their paths
for to warn them, they will rage and smite against thee with
the madness of Balaam's.
hearts of the ungodly are troubled and riddled with confusion: the peace of God
they discovereth not: neither findeth they it within their carnal pursuit
though they weary themselves in search of it both night and day.
the wisdom of God is not without price, which was paid by Christ for
our sake, and is now administered unto us by his grace. Therefore, ye righteous,
be ye not of a faint heart because of the evil deeds of the
ungodly, but in all things be wise and give glory unto God for Christ sake.
ye are called unto righteousness to offer your backs to the whip and your faces to be smitten and spit upon: to stand before the unjust judge that favors wrong against
thee, and to receive an oath of a brother whose love is feigned . When thou
wouldest faint because of the battle, the grace of God shall make thee strong,
he shall hold you up for his namesake.
about thee and see, for God extendeth not favor towards the ungodly: for they
reap unto themselves the dry wind from across the hot and desolate land. Their souls
thirst for the cool and refreshing spirit of the Lord, which is kept at bay by
their own proud and stubborn hearts.
strong all ye righteous, strengthen yourselves in prayer, and humble your
hearts with fastenings. Look not upon the flesh of any man with envy of its ways, but be wise and know ye the spirit that worketh in every man. Such
knowledge shall do well for thou defense.
the body, doeth house a spirit that resides within the heart of man, and so serveth the body it. Therefore, pray for thine enemy, peradventure if the Lord
be pleased to deliver him from spiritual bondage for to render
praise unto God, even like as thou.
Let the spirit of liberty say, thank the
Lord. Let the spirit of truth and honesty say, thank the Lord. Let the spirit
of love and righteousness say, thank the Lord. Let the spirit of lowliness and
that of meekness say, thank the lord. Let the spirit of obedience say, thank
the Lord. Let the whole being of the righteous man give thanks unto God and
Christ our Lord, and redeemer most high.