“Our work may seem at times to be very discouraging, but if one soul is turned from the error of his way to righteousness, there is joy in heaven. The FATHER and the SON rejoice in the presence of the angels. The song of triumph and victory is sung and echoed and reechoed through the courts of heaven. Then why should we not be wise in this life and work for the glory of GOD.”

E.G. White, Manuscript 6a, 1886

For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men, teaching us that, denying impiety and worldly desires, we should live soberly and righteously and piously in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of the great God, and of our Saviour Jehoshua the Messiah; who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a people for His own possession, zealous of good works.

Titus 2:11-14 (KJV/RV, margin/YLT/ISV/custom)

Guard the Avenues of the Soul

On every hand there is that which would tempt the Christian to forsake the narrow way; but those who would perfect a character fit for eternity must take the will of God as their standard, separating entirely from everything that is displeasing to him.

E.G. White, Signs of the Times, 12/17/1896

Entire separation requires us to remove such things from our minds, as well. This is the most challenging thing of all; but I have experienced the power of the mind and can testify to this truth, that your mind cannot tell the difference between reality and imagination. What you see in your mind is as real to you as what you see with your eyes and your body and subconscious will both respond to it as if it is real.

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Thus actions repeated form habits, habits form character, and by the character our destiny for time and for eternity is decided.

E.G. White, Christ‘s Object Lessons, p. 356