and gladness for the upright in heart."
NOTE.-The more earnestly one desires to know the will of God while living up to all the
light he has, the more light and truth from God will shine upon his pathway. The fact that
one has the evidence of his acceptance with God, is no proof that he has all the light
there is for him. If light is sown for the righteous, such are the very ones who may
expect advanced light to come to them, and to see new duties presented to them from a
study of the Word of God.
5. Who was told by an angel of God that his ways pleased the Lord?
"He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God
coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. And when he looked on him, he was
afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are
come up for a memorial before God." Acts 10:3,4.
6. Because Cornelius's ways pleased the Lord, was this evidence that he had nothing
more to learn or do?
"And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: he
lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the seaside: he shall tell thee what
thou oughtest to do." Verses 5,6.
NOTE.-The reason why the Lord favored Cornelius with a visit from one of His angels,
was not because Cornelius knew the way of salvation perfectly, but because the Lord saw in
him a sincere desire for more light, and a willing mind to comply with every known
requirement. That spirit was pleasing to God, and He therefore opened the way for
Cornelius to learn the whole truth from Peter, that he might be saved. God never changes.
He does the same now with sincere, devoted persons. All may now receive advanced light,
if, like Cornelius, they seek it, and are willing to walk in it when it comes to them. If
it is neglected, they are guilty before God, and will be left to the buffetings of the
7. What will become of the light which one has if he fails to walk in it?
"The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole
body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.
Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness." Luke
8. Why did Christ say that the sin of those who rejected Him remained?
"Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We
see; therefore your sin remaineth." John 9:41. See also John 15:22.
NOTE.-With advanced light comes increased responsibility. Duty is always in proportion
to one's light and privileges. Present truth always brings with It present duty. See
reading on "Present Truth," chapter 30. of this book.
9. Why are those condemned that do not come to the light?
"And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved
darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." John 3:19.
10. If one is really seeking for truth, what will he do?
"But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made
manifest, that they are wrought in God." Verse 21.
11. What will those who reject light and truth, finally be led to believe?
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should
believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thess. 2:11,12.
NOTE.-The opposite of light is darkness; the opposite of truth is a lie. For those who
reject light and truth, only darkness and error remain. God is sometimes in the Scriptures
represented as sending that which he permits to come. See Ps. 81:12; 1 Kings 22:20-23;
12. Who is the light of the world?