Letters and Manuscripts — Volume 23 (1908)


Lt 212, 1908

Haskell, Brother and Sister

St. Helena, California

July 15, 1908

This letter is published in entirety in 7MR 406.

Dear Brother and Sister Haskell:

There is a matter about which I wish to speak to you. Sometimes you speak words to one another, in the presence of others, that are not wise. You adopt a little tantalizing way with one another and speak words that will not provoke to love and good works. You mean no harm by this, but it is something that will not always be understood by those who hear it. I advise you to break off this habit. 23LtMs, Lt 212, 1908, par. 1

You and Sister Haskell are united in doing a sacred work. You hold positions of grave responsibility. Sister Haskell is fully justified in always speaking respectfully to you. I know that you honor and respect one another. Let this honor and respect be revealed in all your words. Let your words and works glorify God. 23LtMs, Lt 212, 1908, par. 2

A word to the wise is sufficient. You are the Lord’s workers, laborers together with Him. Ever strive to meet His approval. There is many a battle for you to fight. 23LtMs, Lt 212, 1908, par. 3

I write you these words that you may stand in the true moral dignity which it is your privilege to maintain before your associates. Let them see that you respect and appreciate one another. Then the Lord will look upon you with approval and will own and bless you. I have confidence in you both, and I do not want you to cherish anything in your lives that is undignified or do anything that you would not do were you in the presence of Christ. 23LtMs, Lt 212, 1908, par. 4