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Lesson No. I-Sabbath, July 4, 1942


RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH CHRIST
QUESTIONS
1. How is God the FlitJier?' Whereon is His throne estab-
lished? Ps. 71-:19; 89:14.
2. What does God require of all men? Deut. 6:4-5, 10:12, '13;:
1 John 5:3. ... .
3. Did men fully obey these requirements? Rom. 3:10-12.
4. Who alone on earth was fully obedient to every requirement
of God? Isa. 42:21, John 8:46.
. NOTE: "Because the law of the Lord is perfect and
therefore changeless, it is impossible for sinful men, in them-
selves, to meet the standard of its requirement. This was why
Jesus came as our Redeemer. It was His mission; by making
men partakers of the divine nature, to bring them into har-
mony with the principles of the law of heaven. When we
forsake oun sins, and receive Christ as our Saviour, the law is
exalted."-"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing'," p. 79.
5. What is Christ therefore made unto those who accept Him?
1 Cor. '1:30; Rom. 9:30-33.
6. In what condition are all men without Christ? Luke 19:10,
7. Since Christ came to the world, what are we caIled upon
to do? John 3:16; Rom. 4:5.
8. What will those do who belicve in Christ? Mark 1:15; John
8:11.
9. What is the gospel of Christ declared to be? Rom. 1:16, 17.
10. What is promised to those, who in faith on the blood of
Christ, come to God? Rom. 3:21-26; 5:1, 2.
11. What will be the reward of the righteous, and what robe
_ will they wear? Ps. 37:29; Rev. 19:8.

Lesson No.2-Sabbath, July 11, 1942


THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW
QUESTIONS
1. What .purpose had God in mind as He gave the· law to Is-
rael? Ex. 19:5, 6; 1 Peter 2:9.
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2. What was the main theme of the life and teaching of
Christ? Isa. 42:21.
3. Of what nature is the law? Rom. 7:14.
NOTE: "But Israel had not perceived the spiritual na-
ture of tl1e law, and too often their professed obedience was
but an obsen'ance of forms and ceremonies, rather than a sur- ..
render of the heart to the sovereignty of love. As Jesus in
His character and work represented to men the holy, benev-
olent, and paternal attributes of God, and presented the
worthlessness of mere1y ceremonial obedience, the Jewish
leaders did not peroeoive or understand His words. They
thought that He dwelt too lightly upon the requirements of
the law; and when .He set before them the very truths that
Were the soul of their divinely-appointed service, they, look-.
ing only 'at· the external, accused Him of seeking to overthrow
it."-"Thoughts .from the Mount of Blessing," p. 75.
4. What explanation gave Christ -concerning His attitmle
toward the law? Matt. 5:17, 18.
NOTE: "Speaking of the law, Jesus said, 'I am not come
to destroy, but to fulfil.' He here UJSed the word 'fulfil' in the
same sense as when He declared to! John the Baptist His pur-
pose to 'fulfil all righteousness'; that is, to fill up the measure
of the law's requirement, to give an example of perfect con-
formity to the will of God ... By His own obedience to the
law, Christ testifietl to its immutable character, and proved
that through His grace it could be perfectly obeyed by every
son and daughter of Adam."-"Thoughts from the Mount of
Blessing," pp. 77, 78.

5. Do we have a right to our own opinions, or is there a lib-
erty of conscience concerning the law? Matt. 5:19.
NOTE: "Were men free to depart from the Lord's re-
quirements and set up a standard of duty for themselves,
there would be a variety of standards to suit different minds,
and the government wouId be, taken out of the Lord's hands.
'I1he will of man would be made supreme, and the high and
holy will of God,-His purpose of love toward His creatures,-
would be dishonored, disrespected."-"Thoughts from the
Mount of Blessing," p. 81.
6. Upon what' did the Jews place much importance while Je-
sus mtlked among them? Matt. 15:1-9; Luke 11:37-39.
7. Where should the principles of truth be .found? Heb. 10:16.
8. In what wonderful manner did Christ explain the spirit of
the law toward our neighbor? Luke 10:25·37.•
NOTE: "Among the Jews the question, 'who is my
neighbor?' caused endless disputes. . . This question Christ
answered in the parable of the good Samaritan. He showed
that 'our neighbor does not mean merely one of the church or
-faith to whioh we belong. It -has no reference to race, color,
or class distinction. Our neighbor is every soul who is wound-
ed and bruu;ed by the 3idversary. Our neighbor is everyone
who is the property of God."-"Christ Object Lesson," p. 376.
9. How did Christ illustrate to His true followers their duty
in this world? Matt. 5:14.
NOTE: "Christ tears away the wall of partition, the self-
love, the dividing prejudice of nationality, :and teaches a love
for all the human family. 'He lifts man from the narrow cir-
cle that their selfishness prescribes; He abolishes all territor-
ial lines and artificial distinctions of society. He makes no
difference between neighbors and strangers, friends and ene-
mies. He teaches us to look upon every needy soul as our
neighbor, and the world as our field."-"Thoughts from the
Mount of Blessing," p. 69.
10. What motive should cause us to keep the law of God? 1
John 5:3; Ps. 119:57; 1:2.

Lesson No.3-Sabbath, July· 18, 1942


LOVE GOD ;mOVE -ALL
QUESTIONS
1. What two principles does the Lord place in the center of
a Christian life? Matt. 22:37·40.
2. Wherein are these so strikinkly revealed? Ex. 20:2·17.
NOTE: "Ten precepts, brief, comprehensive, and authori-
tative, cover the duty of man to God and to his fellow-man;
and all based upon the great fundamental principle of love.
'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with
all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbor as thyself.' In the ten commandments these
principles are carried out in detail, and made applicable to the
condition and circumstances of man."-"Patriarchs and
Prophets," p. 305.
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.3. What does God require of aU men in the first command-
ment? Ex. 20:2, 3.
NOTE: "Jehovah, the eternal, self-existent, uncreated
One, himself the source and sustainer of all, is alone entitled
to supreme reverence .and worship. Man is forbidden to give
to any other object ~he first place in his affectionS! or his serv-
ice. Whatever we' cherish that tends to lessen our love for
God or to interfere 'with the service due Him, of that do we'
make a god."-Patri!1fchs and Prophets," p. 305.
4, What does our great God desire to be for all mankind?
Isa. 63:16.
5. How may we addr~ss God in heaven? Luke 11:2.
NOTE: "Jesus. teaches us to call His Father our Father.
He is not ashamed to call us brethren. So ready, so eager is
the Saviour's heart to welcome us as members of the family of
God, that in the very first words we are to use in approaching
God, He placed the·assurance of our divine relationship,-'Our
Father.' Here is the announcement of that wonderful truth;
so full of encourag~ment and comfort, that God loves us as
He loves Hils Son, This is what Jesus said in His last prayer
for iHis disciples, T.fJ.ou 'hast loved them as Thou hast loved
Me.' "-"Thoughts f~om the Mounts of Blessing," p, 154.
6. As what does GQd accept sinful men? 1 John 3:1.
NOTE: "Such iove is without a parallel. Children of the
heavenly King! Precious promise I Theme for the most pro-
found meditation., The matchless love of God for a world
that did not love Him ! The thought has a subduing power
upon the SOUl, and brings the mind into captivity to the wlll
of God."-"Steps to Christ," p, 17.
7. How wonderful does God our Father care for His children'?
Matt. 6:25-32.
NOTE: "He who has given you life, knows your need of
food to sustain it. He who created the body, is not unmind-
ful of your need of raiment. Wlll not He who has bestowed
the greater gift, bestow also what is needed- to make it com-
plete?"-"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," p. 141.
8. In what else is the: love of the Father revealed? Ps. 103:3,
8-13; Micah 7-18.
9. Considering the love of our Father to His children, what
should we do? 1 John 4:16-19.
10. Is it possible to transgress the first commandment if we
love God above all? Rom. 8:35-39.
11. How does God look upon the transgressor of the I first com-
mandment? 1 Sam. 15:22, 23.
12. Who will have no part in the kingdom of heaven? Rev.
21:8; 22:15, Phil. 3:18, 19.

Lesson No.4-Sabbath, July 25, 1942


TRUE WORSHIP
QUESTIONS
1. What docs God forbid in the second commandment? What
punishment will the transgressor receive? Ex. 20:4, 5.
NOTE: "The second commandment forbids the worship
of the true God by images or similitudes. Many heathen na-
tions claimed that their images were mere figures or' symbols
by which the Deity was worshipped; but God has declared
such worship to be sin. The attempt to represent the Eternal
One by material objects would lower man's conception of God.
The mind, turned away from the infinite perfection of Je-
hovah, would be ,attracted to the creature rather than to the
Creator. And as his conceptions of God Were lowered, so
would man become degraded."-"Patriarchs and Prophets," p.
, 306.
2. But what promi:Je is made to the obedient? Ex: 20:6..,
3. What did Israel often worship? Ex. 32:1-6; Eze. 8:10; Rom.
1:23.
4. In what manner was the second commandment transgressed
in the Christian church? Dan. 7:25.
NOTE: "Prophecy had declared that the papacy was to
'think to change times and laws,' This work it was not slow
to attempt. To afford converts from heathenism a substitute
for the worship of idols, and thus promote their nominal ac-
ceptance of Christianity, the adoration of images and relics
was gradually introduced into the Christian worship. The de-
cree of a general council finally established this system of
idolatry. To complete the sacrilegious work, Rome presumed
to expunge from the law of God the second commandment,
forbidding image worship, and to divide the tenth command-
ment, in order to preserve the numbet',"-"'l'he Great Contro-
ve'l'sy," pp. 51, 52.
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. ,~, Wliat was Israel commissioned to do? Nu~... 33:Q2; Deut.
7:25.
6.. How does a true Christian worship ,the Lord? John 4:23, 24;
Isa. 66:2.
7...How should we appear before the Lord? Ps: 50:14, 23; Heb.
13:15; Ps. 76:11; Matt. 2:11.
8. What does the Bible teach concerning the use of pictures
and symbols for contemplation? Were such pictures for-
bidden? Hab. 2:2',
NOTE: "The use of object-lessons, blackboards, maps and
pictures, will be an aid in "explaining these lessons, and fixing
them in memory. Parents and teachers should constantly
seek for improved methods. The teaching of the Bible should
have our freshest thought, our best methods, and our most
. earnest efIorts."-"Education," p. 186.
9. What desire had Sister White when in vision she saw
Moses on mount Nebo?
ANSWER: "I exclaimed, 'Oh that I had the skill of an
artist, that I might picture the scene upon the mount!' His
strength was firm. 'Unabated,' is the language of -the Scrip-
ture. His eye was not dimmed through age, yet he was upon
that mount to die."-"Testimonies," Vol. 1,1). 659.
10. What instructions wcre given by Sister White concerning
the. use of illustrations for our literature?
ANSWER: "Many lines of business wiII open up as the
work is Carried forward. There is much 'Work. to be done in
the South, and in order to do thifI work the laborers must
have suitable literature, books telling the truth in simple
language, and abundantly illustrated. This kind of literature
will be the most efIective7 means of keeping the truth before
the people. A sermon may be preached and soon forgotten,
. but·a, book remains."-Mrs. E. G. White, in "Review and Her-
.. aid," May 28, 1901, p. 11.
11. What strong testimony gave Sister White to those who
went into 'fanaticism concerning the use 'of pictures?
ANSWER: "The one-idea men can see nothing except to
press the one thing that presents itself to their minds. Years
ago we had to meet the same spirit and .work. Men arose
claiming to have been sent with a message condemning pic-
tures, and UJ;gin~ tl:\!ltt every Iik~ness of anytning sl:\ould be
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destroyed. They went to such lengths as even to rondemn
clocks 'fhich had figures, or 'pictures' upon them. Now we
read in the Bible of a '-good conscience; and thel'e are not only
good, but' bad consciences. There is a conscientiousness that
will carry everything to extremes, ,and make Christian duties
as burdensome as the Jews made the observance of the 'Sab-
bath. The rebuke which Jesus gave to the Scribes and Phar-
isees applies to this class as well. 'Ye tithe mint and rue and
all manner of her,bs, and palSS over judgment and the love of
God.' Qne fanatic, with his strong spirit -and radical ideas
Who will oppress the conscience of those who 'want to be right,
will do great harm. The church needs to 'be purified from all
'such intluences. Th¢ second commandment prohibits image
worsbip; but God Himself employed pictures and symbols to
represent' to ,His prophets lessons which He would have them
'glve to ,the people, and which could thus be better understood
than if given in any other way. He appealed to the under-
standing' through the sense of sight... It is Sata,n's obje~
to divert the attention from the third angel's message to side
,issues, t~~t minds and hearts that should be growing in grace
and in t);J.e knowledge of the truth mal' be dwarfed ,and ell
feebled, lIP that Go~ may not be glorified by them."-"Histor-
ical Sketches," pp. 212, 213.
12. What image should we reflect fully? 1 Peter 2:21, 22; Rom.
8:29; Col. 1:26-28. /

~esson No.5-Sabbath, August 1, 1942


GOD'S NAME IS HOLY
QUESTIONS
1. What abuse will God not leave unpunished? Ex. 20:'7; How
,is the name of the Lord? ps. 111:9. I
NoTE: "This commandment not only prohibits false
oaths and common swearing, but it forbids us to use the name
of God' in a light,or careless manner, without regard to itsaw-
ful significance. By the thoughtless mention of God in com-
mon conversation, by appeals to Him in trivial matters, and
by the frequent and thoughtless repetition of His name, we
dishonor Him. 'Holy and reverend is His name.' All should
meditate upon iHis Majesty, His purity and_holiness, that the
heart may be impressed with a sense of His exalted character:
,g,nd His holy name should be uttered with reverence and 801-
emnity."-"Patrlarchs and Prophets," pp. 306, 307.
2. Does the third commandment also forbid the judicial oath?
Matt. 26:63, 64.

NOTE: "Our Saviour did not, however, forbid the use of


the judicial oath,- in which God is solemnly called to witness
that what is said is truth, and nothing but the truth. Jesus .
Himself, a.t His trial before the Sanhedrin, did not refuse to
testify under oath... Had Christ, in the sermon on the
mount, condemned the judicial oath. He would at His trial
have reproved the high priest, and thus, for the benefit of His
followers, have enforced His own teaching."-"Thoughts from
the Mount of Blessing," p. 103.
3. Who should be greatly honored in our prayers? Matt. 6:9.
NOTE: "I saw that God's holy name should be used with
reverence and awe. The words God Almighty are coupled to-
gethel\ and used by some in prayer in a careless, thoughtless
manner, which is displeasing to Him.... Said the angel.
'Couple them not together; for fearful is His name.' Those
whu realize the greatness and majesty of God, will take His
name on their lips with holy awe."-"Early Writings," p. 122.
4. When Moses was called how was he made to rep,lize the
holiness of God? Ex. 3:4, 5.

5. How was the holiness of God revealed to Isaiah the proph-


et? Isa. 6:1-4.

6. What further meaning has the name of the Lord? Ex.


34:5-7.
·NOTE: "When you pray, 'Hallowed be Thy name,' you
ask that it may be hallowed in this world, hallowed in you
God has acknowledged you before men and angels as His
child; pray that you may do no dishonor to the 'worthy name
by the which ye are called.' God 'Sends you into this world as
His representative. In every act of life you are to manifest
the name of .God."-"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing,"
p. 158.
7. What do those who transgress the law of God? Rom. 2:24;
Provo 30:9.
8. Whose name did Jesus glorify, through His life on earth?
John 17:6, 26..
9. What will we receive in the name of the L9rd? 1 Sam.
17:45-51; Ps. 20:5.
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10. What name wUI be given to the overcomer? Rev. 14:1-3;
3:12; 22:4.

Lesson No.6-Sabbath, August 8, 1942


THE SEAL OF GOD
QUESTIONS
1. What does God require of all men in the fourth command-
ment? Ex. 20:8-11.
NOTE: "The fourth commandment alone of all the ten
contains the seal of the great Lawgiver, the Creator of the
heavens and the earth. Those who obey this commandment
take upon themselves His name, and all the blessings it in-
volves are theirs."-"Testimonies," Vol. 6, p. 350.
2. What preparations should be completed before the Sab-
bath? Ex. 16:23.
NOTE.: "The Lord has been greatly dishonored by thos,e
who have not kept the Sabbath according to the command-
ment, either in the letter or in the spirit. He calls for. a re-
form in the observance of the Sabbath. . . On Friday let the
preparation for the Sabbath be completed. See that all the
clothing is in readiness, and that all the cooking is done. Let
the boots be blacked, and the bathis be taken. It is possible to
do this. If you make it a rule, you can do it. The Sabbath is
not to be given to the repairing of garments, to the cooking of
food, to pleasure-seeking, or to any other worldly employment.
. . . While cooking upon the Sabbath should be avoided, it is
not necessary to eat cold food. In cold weather let the food
prepared the day befor.e be heated."-"Testimonies," Vol. 6,
pp. 353, 355, 357.
3. How should the Sabbath be kept in the family?
ANSWER: "In all that pertains to the success of God's
work, the very first victories are to be won in the home life.
Here the pr.eparation for the Sabbath must begin. . . Before·
the setting of the sun, let the members of the family assem-
ble to read God's word, to sing and pray. There is need of
reform here, for many have been remills."-"Testimonies," Vol.
6, pp. 354, 356.
"Parents above all things, take care of your children upon
the Sabbath. Do not suffer them to vioLate God's holy day by
playing in the hOUS~ or out of doors. You may just as well
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break the Sabbath yourselves as to let your children do it, and
when you suffer your children to wander about and suffer
them to play upon the Sabbath, God looks upon you as Sab-
bath-breakers,"-Mrs. E. G. White, in "Review and Herald"
Sept. 19, 1854. .,
4. How should our Sabbath services be conducted? Luke 4:16;
Ps. 92:1.

NOTE: "We must carry to every religious gathering a


quickened spiritual consciousness that God and His angels are
there, co-operating with all true worshipers. As you enter the
place of worship, ask the Lord to remove all evil from your
heart. Bring to His house only which !He can bless. Kneel
before God in His temple, and consecrate to Him His own,'
which He has purchased with the blood of Christ. Pray for
the speaker or the leader of the meeting. Pray that great
blessing may come through the one who is to hold forth the
word of life. Strive earnestly to lay hold of a blessing for
yourself."-"Testimonies," Vol. 6, pp. 362, 363.
5. In what manner does the prophet Isaiah describe a reform
in the observance of the Sabbath? Isa. 58:12-14.
6. When Israel trapsgresscd the Sabbath, what did follow?
Jer. 17:21-27; 2 ehron. 36:19-21; Neh. 13:15. .

7. What is lawful to do on the Sabbath day? Matt. 12:9-13.


NOTE: "In the healing of the withered hand, J,esus 'con-
demned the custom of the Jews, and left the fourth command-
ment standing as God had given it. 'It is lawful to do wen on
the Sabbath day,' He declared. By sweeping away the sense-
less restrictions of· the Jews, Ch1'i~t honored' the Sabbath, while
-, those who complained of Him were dishonoring .God's holy
day."-"The Desire of Ages," p. 287:
8. For whom is the Sabbath made? Mark 2:2.3-28.
NOTE: "Christ would teach His 'disciples and His enemies,
that the service of God is first of all. The Object of God's work
in this world is the redemption of man; therefore that which
. is necessary to be done on tlie Sabbath in the accomplishment
of this work, is in accord with the Sabbath law."-"The Desire
of Ages," p. 285.
9. Wha.t promise is made to those who keep the Sabbath holy?
lsa. 56:1·7.
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10. What will the 144000 receive on their foreheads? Re~.
"1:2-4.
:u. Will the Sabbath be kept on the earth made new? Isa.
. 66:23.

Lesson No. 7~Sabbll;th, August 15, 1942


PARENTS AND CHILDREN
QUESTIONS
1. Which commandment is especially given for parents and
children? . Ex. 20:12. What does this commandment in-
clude? Eph. 6:1-3; Col. 3:10.
NOTE: "The fifth commandment requires children not
only to yield respect, submission, and obedience to their par-
ents, but also to give them love and tenderness, to lighten
their cares, to guard .thl'lir reputation, and to succor and com-
fort them in old age. It also enjoins respect for ministers and
rulers, and for all others .to whom God has· delegated authori-
ty."-"Pa~riarchs and Prophets," p. 308.

2. What ~reat punishment will those receive who transgress


this cqmmandment? Provo 30:17; Ex. 21:15, 17.
3. What is, a special sin of the last days? 2 Tim. 3:2.
4. What should be the attitude of children toward punish-
ment?' Provo 3:11, 12.
5. With ~hat .should children occupy themselves? 2 Thn.
3:15.
6. Whereon does Solomon especially ,direct the attention of
children? Provo 1:8-10; 23:22, 23. <,

7. WLat siX characteristics distinguish the obedient and be-


lieving Child? 1 Tim. 4:12.
8. What wonderful example shows eXI)licit obedience of a chUd
to his father? Gen. 22:6-12.
NOTE: "At the appointed place they built the altar, and
laid the wood upon it. Then, with trembling voice, Abraham
unfolded to his son the divine message. It was with terror and·
amazement that Isaac learned his fate; but he offered no re-
si~tance. He couId have escaped his doom, had he chosen to
do so; the grief-stricken old man, exhausted with the struggle
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b~ those three terrible days, co~ld not have opposed the will ot
the vigorous youth. But Isaac had been trained from child-
hood to ready, trusting obedience, and as the purpose of God
was opened before him, he yielded a willing submission."-
"Patriarchs and Prophets," p. 152.
9. What is said about the childhood of Jesus? Luke 2:40-52.
NOTE "As a child, Jesus manifested a pecu1iar loveliness
of disposition. His willing hands were ever ready to serve oth-
ers. He mar.ifested a patience that nothing could disturb, and
a truthfulness thl1L would never sacrifice integrity. In princi-
ple firm as a rock, His life revealed the grace of unselfish
courtesy,"-"The Desire of Ages," pp. 68, 69.
10. How did Jesus fulfil the fifth commandment as He was
hanging on the cross? John 19:25-27.
NOTE: "At the foot of the cross stood His mother, sup-
ported by the disciple John. She could not endure to remain
away from her Son; and John, knowing that the end wa~ near,
had brought her again to the cross. In His dying hour, Christ
remembered His mother. Looking into her grief-stricken face
,and then upon John, He said to her, 'Woman, behold thy son;'
then 1,,, John, 'Behold thy mother,' John understood Christ's
'.vords, and accepted the trust. He at once took Mary to his
homi., and from that hour cared for her tenderly. 0 pitiful,
loving Saviour; amid all His physical pain and mental anguish,
He had a thoughtful care for HilS mother. He had no money
with which to provide for her comfort; but He was enshrined
in the heart of John, and He gave His' mother to him as a
precious legacy. 'Ilhus He provided for her that which she
most needed,-the tender sympathy of one who loved her be-
cause she loved Jesus. And in receiving her as a sacred trust,
John was receiving a gTeat blessing', She was a constant re-
minder of his beloved Master,"-"The Desire of Ages," pp.
751, 752,
11. What special work shall be accomplished in the time of
thc end? Mal. '.:5, 6

Lesson N/). 8-Sabbath, August 22, 1942


LOVE TO BROTHER AND ENEMY
QUESTIONS
1. What instruction is given in the sixth commandment? Ex.
20:13; Lev. 19:18.
.~. What was the teaching concerning this commandment in
the old Testament? Matt. 5:38.
NOTE: "These words were but a reiteration of the teach-
ing of tl".e Old Testament. It is true that the rUle, 'Eye for
eye, tOODl for tooth,' was a provision in the laws given through
Moses; but it was a civil statute. None were justified in
avenging themselves."-"Thoughts from the Mount of Bless-
jng," p. 109. .

3, With what word!l does Jesus. show the real meaning of ·the
sixth commandment? Matt. 5:21, 22, 9.
NOTE: "The Saviour's words revep~ed to His hearers the
.fact that, while they .were condemning' others as transgressors,
they' were themselves equally guilty; for they were cherishing
malice and hatred.... The spirit of hatred and revenge orig-
.inated with Satan; and it led him to put to death the Son of
.. God. Whoever .cherishes malice or unkindness is cherishing
the same spirit; .and. its fruit will be unto death. In the re-
vengeful thought the evil deed lies enfolded, as the plant in
the seed."-"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," pp. 86, 89.
4. How does the apostle describe him who hateth his' brotller?
1 Joh~ 3:15. .
NOTE: "In the gift of His Son for our redemption, God
has shown how high a value He places upon. every human
SOUl, and He gives to no man liberty to speak contemptuously
.of another.... God will hold us ,accountable fol'- even a .word
spoken in contempt of one soul for whom Christ laid down
His. life."-"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," p .. 89.
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5. What should w~ be able to do for our brethre~? 1.'John
3:16..
6. Whafl is the fulfillment of the sixth commandment? .Rom.
13:10; 1 Cor. 13:4-7; John 13:34.
·7. "\That positio~ should we take toward our enemies? Matt.
5:43-47; Provo 25:21, 22.
8. What ..did Jesus say to Petel'l as he fought with the sword?
Matt. 26:52.
9. With what weapons should a Christian fight? 2 Cor. 10:4;
Eph. 6:13-17.
10. How did Jesus conduct Himself toward Satan? Jude
verse 9.
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NOTE: "Jesus would employ none of Satan's weapop.s.
He met him with the words, '''11he Lord rebuke thee: His ex-
ample is for us. When we are brought in conflict with the
enemies of Christ, we should say nothing in a spirit of re-
taliation, or that would bear even the appearance of a railing
accusation:'-"Thoughts from the Mount of BlessinJs," p. 90.
11. What attitude did Jesus take toward His betrayer? Luke
22:47, 48.
12. What'spirit did Jesus reveal toward His murderers? Luke
23:33, 34.
NOTE: "The Saviour 'made no murmur of complaInt.
His face remained calm and serene, but great drops of sweat
stood upon His brow.. There was no pitying hand to wipe the
death-dew from His face, nor words of sympathy and un-
changing fidelity to stay His human heart. While the soldiers
were doing their fearful work, Jesus prayed for His enemies,
'Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do:"-
"The Desire of ~es," p. 744. .
13; What does' the Scripture say concerning the 144000? ·Rev.
14:4.

. Lesson No.9-Sabbath, August 29, 1942


A CLEAN HEART
QUESTIONS
i: What is Jorbid(len by the seventh commandment? Ex.
20:14.
2. Where did marriage originate? Who has especially blessed
this institution? Gen. 1:27, 28.
NOTE: "God celebrated the first marriage. Thus the in-
stitution has for its originator the Creator of the universe.
'Marriage is honorable;' it was one of the first gifts of God to
man, and it is one of the two institutions that, after the fall,
Adam brought with him beyond the gates of Paradise. When
the divine principles are recognized and obeyed in this relation,
marriage is a blessing; it guards the purity and happiness of
the race, it provides for man's social needs, it elevates the phys-
ical, the intellectual, and the. moral nature:'-"Patriarchs and
Prophets," p. 46.
3. How should the husband and wUe love each other? Eph. 5:-
22-25.
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NOTE: "Like every other one of God's gifts intrusted to·
the keeping of humanity, marriage has been perverted by sin;
but it is the purpose of the gospel to restore its purity and
beauty. In both the Old and the New Testament the malTiage
relation is employed to represent the tender and sacred union
that exists between Christ and His people, the redeemed ones
whom He has purchased at the cost of Calvary."-"Thoughts
from the Mount of Blessing," p. 100.
4; What did God permit the Israelites to do because of the
hardness of their hearts? Matt. 19:8.
NOTE: "Among the Jews a man was permitted to put
away his wife for the most trivial offenses, and the w;oman was
then at libel'ty to marry again. This practice led to great
wretchedness and sin. In the sermon on the mount Jesus de-
clare<i plainly that there could be no dissolution of the mar-
riage tie, except for unfaithfulness to the marriage vow."-
"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," p. 99.
5. According to the teaching of Christ, who is already a trans-
gressor of the seventh commandment? Matt. 5:27, 28, 31, 32.
NOTE: "When the thought of evil is loved and cherished,
however secretly, said Jesus, it shows that sin still reigns in the
heart. The soul is still in the gall of bitterness and in the bond
of iniquity. He who finds pleasure in dwelling upon scenes of
impurity, who indUlges the evil thought, the lustfu1 look, may
behold in the open sin, with its burden of shame an<f heart-
breaking grief, the true nature of the evil which he has hidden
in the chambers of the soul."-"Thoughts from the Mount of
Blessing," p. 94.
6. What admonition does Christ therefore give in connection
with this teaching? Matt. 5:29, 30.
NOTE: "But it.is better, says Christ, for' self to be
maimed, wounded, crippled, if thus you may enter into life.
That which you look upon as disaster is the' dOOl~ ,to highest
benefit."-"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," p. 96.
7. How should mar~iage be kept? Heb. 13:4.
8. What fruits must be revealed in our lives? Gal. 5:22, 23.
9. What should we always remember? 1 Cor. 3:16, 17; 6:19.
10. How should our conversation be? 1 Peter 1:15; Phil. 3:20.
NOTE: "The pure in heart live as in the visible presence
of God during tne time He apportions them in this world. And
-:it-
they will also see Him face to face in the future, immortal sta~,
-as did :Adam when he walked with God In Eden."-"Thoughts
-from the -Mount of Blessing," p. 45.
11. Who only will see God? Matt. 5:8.
NOTE: "Into the city of God there will enter nothing
that. def-Ues. ·All ·who ·are to be .dwellers there, will hel'e have
become pure in heart. In one who is learning of Jesus, -there
will be manifest a .growing diStaste for careless manners, un-
seemiy language, and coarse thought. When Christ abides in
the heart, there will be purity and refinement of thought and
.manner."-"Thoughts from the Mount_ of .Blessing," p. 42.

Lesson No. lo-Sabbath, September '5, 1942


"IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE
THAN TO RECEIVE"
QUESTIONS
1. In what commandment does the LOl'd protect the property
of others? Ex. 20:15.
2. What were those commanded to do. who had .transgressed
the eighth commandment? Ex. 22:1; Luke 19:8.
3. How far reaching is the eighth commandment? Ex. 21:16.
4. What admonition of the Lord pertains also to the eighth
commandment? Ex. 22:20-24.
NO'I1E: "Both public and private sins are included in this
prohibition. The eight commandment condemns man-stealing
-and slave-dealing, and forbids wars of conquest. It condemns
.theft and robbery. -It demands strict integrity in the minutest
details of the affairs of life. It forbids overreaching in trade,
and requires the payment of just debts or wages. It declares
that every a.ttempt to advantage one's self by the ignorance,
weakness, or misfortune of another, is registered as fraud in
the books of heaven."-"Patriarch and Prophets," p. 309.
5. What ,should he do who' has stolen? Eph. 4:28.
6. Whom should we acknowledge :lIS giving' us life and prop-
erty? Acts 17:25; Hag. 2:8.
7. Through what special institution does God educate man to
be liberal? Lev. 27 :30-32. !
;:.:::~ .-
J
NOTE: "The system of tl.thes apd offerings was intended
to impress the minds 'ofmen with a great truth,~t.hat God is
tl1e source of every blessing to His' creatures, arid that to Him
'man's gratitude is due for the good
. gifts of. His providence,"-
..
"Patriarchs and Prophets,". p. 525.
... ,.,;;..:; . . .: .. -
..8.. ,Ho~ .~.hould the poor be tak«;Q care of'! . Deut. 24.:19-22; Lev.
.:)9:P-11; 25:9-13.
9;' 'What 'fharge was brought against ~srael? Mal. 3-:7-10..

10. What are we called, and how should we be found? Luke


12:42;' 1 Cor: 4:2.
NOTE: ."God has made men His stewards. The property
which He has placed in their hands is the means that He has
provided for the spread of the gospel. To those who prove
· themselves f;tithful stewards He will· commit. greater trusts.
'Saith the Lord, 'Them that honor Me, I will honor.' 'God'lov-
eth a cheerful giver,' and when His people, with grateful hearts,
· bring their gifts and offerings to Him, ilot grUdgingly, or of
necessity,' His blessing will attend them, as' He has promised."
,-"Patriarchs and Prophets," p. 529.
. 11. What condition is apparent in our days in regard to self-
ishness? James 5:1-6.
. NOTE:. "The principlc;s which God has enjoined, would
"prevent,the terrible evils that in. all ages have resulted from
."the oppression of the rich toward 'the poor, and the suspicion
. and .hatred of the 'poor toward the rich. W!;lile they might hin-
...der the· amassing'of great wealth, and the indulgence of un-
..bpunded luxury,.-they would prevent the consequent -ignorance
. and. degradation of tens of thousands whose ill-paid servitude
· is ·required to' Build up these 'colossal fortunes. They would
bring a .peaceful solution of those problems that now
,ot1:).reaten to fill the world with anarchy and bloodshed."-
· "Patriarchs and Prophets," p. 536.
12. What posftion shiiuldthe' children of God take?' 'James
5:7-9.
13. What .wonderful example is given to . 'the church in this
time of the end? Acts 2:44, 45; 4:32-35./
14, How should we give? What should be the motive of our
sacrifices? 2 Cor. 9:6, 7; Rom. 12:8; Acts 20:35.
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Lesson No. ll-Sabbath, September 12, 1942'
"IN THEIR MOUTH WAS FOUND NO GUILE"
QUESTIONS
1. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment? Ex. 20:16.
When already do we transgress this commandment? Provo
6:13; 16:30. .
NOTE: False-speaking in any matter, every' attempt or
purpose to deceive our neighbor, is here included. -'An inten-
tion to deceive is what constitutes falsehood.' By a glance of
the eye, a motion of the hand, and expression'of the counten-
ance, a falsehood may be told as effectually' as by words: All
intentional overstatement, every hint or insinuation' calculated
to convey an erroneous or exaggerated impression, 'even the
statement of facts in such a manner as to mislead, is falsehood.
This precept forbids every ef~ort to injl,1re our neighborls'i;epu-
tation'by misrepresentation or evil surmising, by slander or
tale-bearing. Even the intentional suppression of truth; by
which injury may result to others, is a violation of the ninth
'commandment."-"Patriarchs and Prophets," p. 309.
2. Where, and how, do we find the father of lies at work? Gen.
3:1-5. John 8:44.
3. How should our communication be? Matt. 5:37;.Prov. 10:19.
NOTE: "If these words of Christ were heeded, they would
check the utterance of evil surmising and unkind criticism; for
in commenting upon the actions and motives of another, who
can be certain of speaking the exact truth? . How often pride,
passion, personal resentment, color the impression given! A
glance, a word, even an intonation or the voice, may be· vit~l
with falsehood. Even facts may be so stated as to convey, a
false impression. And 'whatsoever is more than' truth;, 'is of
, the evil one:' "-'''Thoughts froni the Mount of Blessing," p. 104.
4. What should a Christian lay aside, amI what shotiid he 'do?
Eph. 4:25; Zech. 8:16. "
5. What mischief call be caused by the tongue? James 3:5-8;
Provo 17:9.
6. What should 'not be done -ill the church, of God?,! James
4:11.
NOTE: "If matters of difficulty between brethren were
not laid open before others, but frankly spoken of between
~D-
themselves, in the spirit of Christian love, how much evil might
be prevented! How many roots of bitterness whereby many
are defiled would be destroyed, and how closely and tenderly
might the followers of Christ be united i in i His love."-
"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," p. 92.
7. What was the condition: of the church in Crete? Tit. 1:10-
13. What sad condition is even found among professed
Christians?
ANSWER: "It pains me to say thatA there I are unruly
tongues among cllurch members. There are fa-lse tongues, that
'feed on mischief. There are sly, whispering1 tongues. There is
tattling, 1mpertinent meddling, adroit quizzing. Among the
lovers of gossip, some arc actuated by curiosity, others by jeal-
ousy, many by hatred against those through whom God has
spoken to reprove them. All these-,discordant elements are at
wOl:k. Some concea-l their real sentiments, while others are
eager to publish all they know. or even suspect, or. evil against
another."-"Testimonies," Vol. 5, p. 94.
8. What should not proceed out of the mouth of Christ's fol-
lowers? Eph. 4:29; 5:4, 6. Of what must .we give an ac-
count in the day 'of judgment? Matt.· 12:36.
NOTE: "In the light of these scriptures the words of
Christ upon the mount are seen to condemn jesting, trifling,
and unchaste conversation. The~ require that our words should
be not only truthful, but pure."-"Thoughts fro~ the Mount of
Blessing," p. 105.
9. For what did Christ bear witness on earth? John 18:37.
NOTE: "Jesus did not suppress one word of truth, but He
uttered it always in love. He exercised the greatest tact, and
thoughtful, kind attention, in His intercourse with the people.
He was never rUde, never needlessly spoke a severe word, never
gave needless pain to a sensitive soul. He did not censure hu-
man weakness. Hel spoke the truth, but always in love. He
denounced hyprocrisy, unbelief, and iniqUity; but tears were in
His voice as ~e uttel'ed His scathing rebukes."-"Steps to
Christ," p. 13.
10. How should our speech always be? Col. 4:6; 3:16. Of what
should our tongue speak? Ps. 119: 172.
11. Who only will be numbered among the;citizens of Zion? Ps.
15:1-3; Zeph. 3:13; Bev. 14:5. .
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Lesson No. 12-Sabbath, September 1.9, 1942
, DELIGHT THYSELF IN THE LORD
QUESTIONS
1. What does God forbid in the tenth commandment? Ex;
20:17.
NOTE: "The tenth commandment strikes at the very root
of all- sins, prohibiting the selfish desire, from which springs
the sinful act. He who in obedience to God's law refrains from
indulging even a sinful desire for that which belongs to an-
other, will not be guilty of a11l act of wrong! toward his fellow-
creatures."-"Patriarchs and Prophets," p. 309.
2. Where do we find the first transgression of this command-
ment? Gen. 3:6.
3. What is often. the cause why the, word of God does not bear
fruit? Mark 4:19.
t. What general principle should be the leading power In the
life of God'!> children? 1 John 2:15-17.
5. How bitter did David suffer for his sin" Ps. chapter 51.

6. Tot what does the! lust of thc eye and of the flesh lead at·
last? Judges 14:3; 1~:21; 2 Sam~ 14:25, 26; 15:6; 18:9-, U.
7. What did Israel' do in the wilderness, and what was the re-
sult? Num. 11:4;, 33, 34.
8. What fate.befell Ahab and Jezebel as a result of their evil
lust? 1 Kings 21:1-19; 22:34-38; 2 Kings 9:30-33.
9. What does Paul say concerning the lust of the flesh? How
should we walk that we may be overcomers? Rom. 7':"1, 8;
Gal 5:16.
10. What did Jesus' suffer on account of the sinful lust' of men?
, What should bc crucified in our life? 1 Peter 4:1"...2; Gal.
5:24.
11. In whom should wc always dclight? Ps. 3"1:4: 1:2; 111:2.

12. When wlll the pleasures of God's children be pure. and


everlasting? Rev. 21:1-7: Isa. 35:10.
NOTE: "Then they that have kept God'Sj commandments
shall breathe in immortal vigor beneath the tree of life; and
through unending ages the inhabitants of siriless worlds shall
~
'behold, in that garden of delight, a sample of the perfect work
of God's creation, untouched by the cow'se of sin,-,-a sample of.
what the whole world would have become, had man,' but' ful-
filled the Creator's glorious plan."-"Patriarchs and Prophets,"
p.62.

Lesson No. 13-Sabbath, September 26, 1942


LO,VE THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW
QUESTIONS
1. I~ what· relationship are the angels with God? Matt. 6:10.
NOTE: "The angels of heaven attain! unto no higher
knowledge than to know the will of God;, and! to do His will is
th~ highest service than can engage their'! powel·s. But in
heaven service is not rendered in the spirit of 'legality. When
Satan rebelled against the law of Jehovah, the thought, that
there was a law came to the angelS! almosll as an awakening-to
something' unthought of. In their ministry the angels are not
as servants;'but as sons, ' There is perfect unity between them
and the Creator. Obedience is to them no drudgery. Love for
God: makes their service a joy."-"Thoughts from the Mount of
Blessing,' p. 161.
2. What waS Jesus able' to say of Himself? Ps. 40:8; Matt.
5:17.
3. How wonderfully did Christ reveal Hili subordination, under
the will of His Father? Luke 22:42.
4. How perfectly did He fulfill the Law? lsa. 53:4, 5; 1 Peter
2:22-24.
5. Can we fulfill ;the law in our own strength? John 15:5.,
6. For what .should we always be ready toward our neighbor?
Matt. 6:12.
NOTE: ';Jesus teaches that we can receive forgiveness
from God only as we forgive others. 'It i. the love of! God that
draws us unto Him, and that love can not touch our hearts
without creating love for our brethren. . . . He who is unfor-
giving, cuts off the very channel through which alone he can
receive mercy from God. We should not think that unlesS! those
who have injured us confess their wrong, :we are justified in
withholding from them our forgiveness. It is their part, no
dOUbt, to h~ble the,ir hearts by repentance and confession~
but we are to have a spirit of compassion toward; those who
have trespassed against us, whether or not they confess their
faults. However sorely they may have wounded us, we are not
to cherish our grievances, and sympathize with ourselves over
our injuries; but as we hope to be pardoned for our offenses
against God, we are to pardon all who have done evil to uS."-
"Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing," p. 166.
7. What is a 'Christian not permitted to do? Matt. '7:1.
NOTE: "Do not set yourself up as a sta.ndard. Do not
make your opinions, your views of duty, your interpretati6ns of
Scripture, a criterion for others, and in your heart condemn
them if they do not come up to your ideal. Do not criticize
others, conjecturing as to their motives, and passing judgment
upon them.... We can not read the heart. Ourselves faulty,
we are not qualified to sit in judgment upon others. Finite men
can judge only from outward. appearance. To Him alone who
knows the secret springs of actions, and who deals tenderly and
compassionately, is it given to decide the case of every soul."-
"'I\houghts from the Mount of Blessing," pp. 178, 179.
8. How should our relationship be toward each other? Eph.
2:32; Gal. 6:2.
9. What is the fulfillment of the' Jaw? Rom. 13:10; 1 Cor.
13:1-3.