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SEPTEMBER 9

 

 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of lifePhil. 2:15,16.

 

 It is the duty of every child of God to be very active in the dissemination of the Truth—in letting his light shine, and in keeping it trimmed and burning. “Trimmed and burning!” What does it mean? It means that we must give very close attention to the words of life that we may come to an exact knowledge of the Truth, and that we must carefully and faithfully trim away every vestige of error as fast as it becomes apparent to us—whether it be an error in doctrine or in our daily walk and conversation—so that the pure light of Divine truth may shine out with as little obstruction as possible through the medium of a clear and transparent character.

 

 

Parallel passages: Eph. 5:1, 2; Matt. 5: 45-48; Luke 6: 27-36; 1.Pet. 2:12; Deut. 32: 5; Matt. 5:14, 16; Eph. 5:8; Psa. 27:1; 36:9; John 1:9; 8:12;12:46; 2.Cor. 4:6; 1.Thes. 5:5; l. John 2:10.