Who we are supposed to be

Quotes by Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2

“We are forbidden to wrong our neighbor in anything. We should not view the matter from the worldling’s standpoint. To deal with our fellow men in every instance just as we should wish them to deal with us is a rule which we should apply to ourselves practically. God’s laws are to be obeyed to the letter. In all our intercourse and deal with our fellow men, whether believers or unbelievers, this rule is to be applied: ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself.’” – {2T 43.1}

“God calls you to separate from the world. You are not to follow their practices, nor conform to them in your course of action in any respect. ‘But be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.’” – {2T 43.2}

“If you separate from the world in your affections, and remain free from its contamination, escaping the corruption that is in the world through lust, God will be your Father, He will adopt you into His family, and you will be His heir. In place of the world, He will give you, for a life of obedience, the kingdom under the whole heavens. He will give you an eternal weight of glory and a life that is as enduring as eternity.” – {2T 44.1}

“If you walk contrary unto God, He will walk contrary unto you.”– {2T 45.2}

“In order to render to God perfect service, you must have clear conceptions of His requirements.”– {2T 46.1}

“The treasure we are seeking is imperishable, eternal, immortal, all overglorious; while that of which the worldling is in pursuit, endures but a day; it is fading, perishable, fleeting as the morning cloud.” – {2T 46.3}

“Keep the eye steadily fixed upon Christ, upon the divine image. Imitate His spotless life, and you will be a partaker of His glory, and with Him inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” – {2T 49.2}

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2 thoughts on “Who we are supposed to be

  1. I think we would all be better off if we start respecting and caring for other people because we are good at heart and because we want to share love and goodness in the world, and not because we’re afraid of any kind of god. I think it all comes down to this simple thing: love. Why hate on another and darken up your days as well as his when it’s much more easy and pleasant to just be nice to people. I mean, I don’t know, maybe for some it is a true task because they generally don’t like other human beings, but I can honestly say nothing can keep you happy like making another happy instead of doing them wrong ^_^

    • I agree completely. I think it comes down to love. It’s not something we do out if fear. Instead, when we see how God has loved and blessed us, we take that same love and gratitude and put it toward others. I think generally it may be easy to love others, but there are times where someone really does you wrong, and that is when we are tested. 🙂

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