That on the good ground
are they, which in an honest and good heart,
having heard the word,
keep it, and bring forth fruit with patienceóLuke 8:15.
Everyone who will be a
sacrificer must of necessity be meek, humble, teachable, else very
shortly he will get out of the way. He must also learn to develop
the grace of the Lord along the line of patience, because it
certainly requires patience to deny ourselves and to submit at times
to injustice where there is no proper means of avoiding it without
doing injury to the Lordís cause or to some of His people. It also
implies a cultivation of brotherly kindness and, in a word, the
development of the whole will of God in our hearts and lives,
namely, love, which must be attained in a large and overcoming
measure ere we shall have completed our work of
passages: Job 23:11,12; Psa. 119:11,129; Luke 11:28; Acts 17:11;
Matt. 13:23; John 8: 31; 14: 21; 15: 5, 8; Jas. 1: 22, 25; Heb.
3:14; Rom. 2:7; Heb. 10:36; 12:1; 4:2; l.Pet. 2:1, 2; Psa. 1:1-3;
Col. 1: 6, 10.