If you fail ninety-nine times…
“Son, go work today in My vineyard.” “Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.” Hebrews 3:7, 8.
“Let everyone labour for God and for souls; let each show wisdom, and never be found in idleness, waiting for someone to set him to work. The “someone” who could set you to work is overcrowded with responsibilities, and time is lost in waiting for his directions. God will give you wisdom in reforming at once; for the call is still made, “Son, go work today in My vineyard.” “Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. ”Hebrews 3:7, 8. The Lord prefaces the requirement with the endearing word “son.” How tender, how compassionate, yet withal, how urgent! His invitation is also a command.”—Counsels to Parents, Teachers, and Students, 419
“Strength to resist evil is best gained by aggressive service.”—The Acts of the Apostles, 105.
“Every act, every deed of justice and mercy and benevolence, makes music in heaven.”—The Review and Herald, August 16, 1881.
“The spirit of Christ is a missionary spirit. The very first impulse of the renewed heart is to bring others also to the Saviour.“—The Great Controversy, 70.
“The only way to grow in grace is to be interestedly doing the very work Christ has enjoined upon us to do.” —The Review and Herald, June 7, 1887.
“You are not to wait for great occasions or to expect extraordinary abilities before you go to work for God.”—Steps to Christ, 83
“The man who blesses society, and makes a success of life, is the one who, whether educated or uneducated, uses all his powers in the service of God and his fellow men.”—The Southern Watchman, April 2, 1903
“Many whom God has qualified to do excellent work accomplish very little, because they attempt little.”—Christ’s Object Lessons, 331.
“If you fail ninety-nine times in a hundred, but succeed in saving the one soul from ruin, you have done a noble deed for the Master’s cause.”—Testimonies for the Church 4:132