Proverbs 15:23, To make an apt answer is a joy to a man, and a word in season, how good it is! (R.S.V.)
“A word spoken in due season, how good is it!” Souls are perishing for the lack of personal work The bright and cheerful side of religion will be represented by all who are daily consecrated to God. We should not dishonor our Lord by a mournful relation of trials that appear grievous. All trials that are received as educators will produce joy. God desires every soul to triumph in the power of the Redeemer. The psalmist says: “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” “Sing unto the Lord, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.” In the gracious blessings which our heavenly Father has bestowed upon us, we may discern innumerable evidences of a love that is infinite, and a tender pity surpassing a mother’s sympathy for her child. When we study the divine character in the light of the cross, we see mercy and forgiveness blended with equity and justice. We must gather about the cross. Christ crucified must be the theme of contemplation, of conversation, and of our most joyful emotion.