Light. . .

"For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness." 2 Samuel 22:29.

"For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth. By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee." Psalm 71:5, 6.

"There is help for the needy, light for the blind, redemption for hte lost. Jesus came into our world to 'bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound." RH, Jan. 26, 1911.

"For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness." Psalm 18:28.

"Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart." Psalm

"The path that leads to eternal day is not the easiest to travel, and at times it will seem dark and thorny. But you have the assurance that God's
everlasting arms encircle you to protect you from evil. He wants you to exercise earnest faith in Him, and to trust Him in the shadow as well as in the
sunshine." Messages to Young People, p. 102.

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105.

"The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple." Psalm 119:130.

"Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God." Isaiah 50:10.

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light." Romans 13:12.

"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."
John 8:12.

By Eliza H. Morton

Sweeter than honey's sweetness
Is the full divine completeness
Of my Saviour's love.
Dearer far than earthly treasure
Is the joy that knows no measure, —
Heavenly joy above.
Closer to my soul and nearer,
More beloved by far and dearer
Is my Lord to me,
Than earth's fame so
vain and fleeting,
Or the friends who give me greeting
On life's stormy sea.
Purer thant he lily's whiteness,
Clearer than the noneday brighteness,—
Jesus, Saviour, mine.
Come, O come in all thy beauty,
Let thy love make every duty
With thy glory shine.


The Ideal. . .

"The greatest want of the world is men— men who will not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest, men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall." Education, p. 57.

"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost." Romans 15:13.

"Christians may have the joy of communion with Christ. . . .Every step in life may bring us closer to Jesus, may give us a deeper experience of His love, and may bring us one step nearer to the blessed home of peace." Steps to Christ, p. 125.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3.

"Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation." Psalm 24:3-5.

"God is the source of life and light and joy to the universe. Like rays of light from the sun, like the streams of water bursting from a living spring,
blessings flow from Him to all His creatures. And wherever the life of God is in the hearts of men, it iwll flow out to others in love and blessing." Mind, Character, and Personality, Vo. 1, 28.

"As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore." Psalm 133:3.

"Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations." Deuteronomy 7:9,

"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:19.

"The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it." Proverbs 10:22.


Bible Promises for the Unemployed---2

"Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee." Psalms 33:22.

"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD." Psalms 31:24.

"And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee." Psalms 39:7.

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." Psalms 42:11.

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Psalms 46:1.

"My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him." Psalms 62:5.

"Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope." Psalms 119:116.

"For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off." Proverbs 23:18.

"For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isaiah 41:13.

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11.

"This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-23.

"Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor." Psalms 68:10.

"And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness." Psalms 107:7-9.

"For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper." Psalm 72:12.

Alone in the Crowd

Bible promises for the Unemployed---1

"I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." Psalm 37:25.

“Blessed are the Poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 5:3.

"As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things." 2 Corinthians 6:10.

"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich." 2 Corinthians 8:9.

"(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.” 2 Corinthians 9:9.

"Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause." Exodus 23:6.

"Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates."
Deuteronomy 24:14.

Pray about your situation. Take it to the Lord in the simplicity of faith. Faith is the spiritual hand that touches infinity. True faith and prayer are very powerful.
They are like two arms through which the person making a petition lays hold upon the power of Infinite love. Do not be disvouraged if your prayers are not answered
right away, remember that God is arranging events for you, He's about to open doors, to prepare circumstances, to put things in order and sometimes it takes a little time.
Hang on and keep on trusting, remember how much He loves and cares about you!

"At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee."
Deuteronomy 24:15.

"Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness." Psalms 107:8-9.

"Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield." Psalms 33:20.

"Remember me, O LORD, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance."
Psalms 106:4-5.