The Ministry of Healing

162/185

Christ the Fountainhead of True Knowledge

We must turn away from a thousand topics that invite attention. There are matters that consume time and arouse inquiry, but end in nothing. The highest interests demand the close attention and energy that are so often given to comparatively insignificant things. MH 456.1

Accepting new theories does not in itself bring new life to the soul. Even an acquaintance with facts and theories important in themselves is of little value unless put to a practical use. We need to feel our responsibility to give our souls food that will nourish and stimulate spiritual life. MH 456.2

“Incline thine ear unto wisdom, ... <br/>Apply thy heart to understanding; ... <br/>Seek her as silver, ... <br/>Search for her as for hid treasures: <br/>Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, <br/>And find the knowledge of God.... <br/>Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, <br/>And equity, yea, every good path. <br/>For wisdom shall enter into thy heart, <br/>And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul; <br/>Discretion shall watch over thee; <br/>Understanding shall keep thee.” <br/>Wisdom “is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: <br/>And happy is everyone that retaineth her.” MH 456.3

Proverbs 2:2-11, A.R.V.; 3:18. MH 456

The question for us to study is, “What is truth—the truth that is to be cherished, loved, honored, and obeyed?” The devotees of science have been defeated and disheartened in their efforts to find out God. What they need to inquire at this time is, “What is the truth that will enable us to win the salvation of our souls?” MH 456.4

“What think ye of Christ?”—this is the all-important question. Do you receive Him as a personal Saviour? To all who receive Him He gives power to become sons of God. MH 457.1

Christ revealed God to His disciples in a way that performed in their hearts a special work, such as He desires to do in our hearts. There are many who, in dwelling too largely upon theory, have lost sight of the living power of the Saviour's example. They have lost sight of Him as the humble, self-denying worker. What they need is to behold Jesus. Daily we need the fresh revealing of His presence. We need to follow more closely His example of self-renunciation and self-sacrifice. MH 457.2

We need the experience that Paul had when he wrote: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20. MH 457.3

The knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ expressed in character is an exaltation above everything else that is esteemed on earth or in heaven. It is the very highest education. It is the key that opens the portals of the heavenly city. This knowledge it is God's purpose that all who put on Christ shall possess. MH 457.4