Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 1 (1844 - 1868)




Lt 1, 1865

Hall, Brother

Battle Creek, Michigan

May 9, 1865

Previously unpublished.

Dear Brother Hall:

I am much hurried but will take time to write you just a few lines. We received your last letter containing ten dollars. We have not yet applied it. We do not feel justly clear in regard to receiving means from you for the cause. We think you may need the means yourself. We would not restrain you from doing that which you think it is your duty to do. You may not exercise just the right judgment in the matter. You should not send means to this Office which you may really need for your comfort and that of your child. 1LtMs, Lt 1, 1865, par. 1

Ever remember, Brother Hall, obedience is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. Rest not until the principles of truth are deeply wrought in the soul and interwoven with all your transactions of life. Our blessed Saviour has invited us to come learn of Him who is meek and lowly of heart and we should find rest unto our souls. 1LtMs, Lt 1, 1865, par. 2

Here is the school for Christians to learn in and Christ is their blessed heavenly Teacher. Above all things, live in obedience to the will of God. Seek humility and true godliness and you will have heavenly enjoyment as you pass along, and at last have everlasting life. 1LtMs, Lt 1, 1865, par. 3