Sons and Daughters of God


The Mind Must Be Fed With Pure Food, April 11

Our Minds Are Controlled by God

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Proverbs 30:5. SD 108.1

There are many who are easily amused with story books. The mind is filled with a cheap kind of food for meditation, so that it becomes powerless to search and comprehend the very things which concern eternal interests. The Lord enjoins upon children and youth to search for truth as for hidden treasure, and to be attracted and fascinated by that which unites the human with the divine.25The Youth's Instructor, August 31, 1887. SD 108.2

The mind must be fed with pure food if the heart be pure.... The Bible is the standard for the young who would be loyal to the King of heaven. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” 26The Youth's Instructor, August 3, 1887. SD 108.3

It is impossible for the youth to possess a healthy tone of mind, and correct religious principles, unless they enjoy the perusal of the Word of God. This book contains the most interesting history, points out the way of salvation through Christ, and is their guide to a higher, and better life.27Testimonies For The Church 2:410, 411. SD 108.4

The Bible gives the true seeker an advanced mental discipline, and he comes from contemplation of divine things with his faculties enriched; self is humbled, while God and His revealed truth are exalted.... The Bible contains just that quality of food that the Christian needs, in order that he may grow strong in spirit and intellect.... Through the study of the Bible, converse is held with patriarchs and prophets. The truth is clothed in elevated language, which exerts a fascinating power over the mind; the thought is lifted up from the things of earth, and brought to contemplate the glory of the future immortal life.28The Review and Herald, August 21, 1888. SD 108.5

Let the thought, the aptitude, the keen exercise of brain power, be given to the study of the thoughts of God.29Testimonies For The Church 8:319. SD 108.6