True Education


Chapter 16—Bible Biographies

No part of the Bible is of greater value as an educator than its biographies. These biographies differ from all others in that they are absolutely true to life. Only He who reads the heart, who discerns the secret springs of motive and action, can with absolute truth delineate character or give a faithful picture of a human life. In God’s Word alone is found such delineation. TEd 87.1

The Bible clearly teaches that what we do is the result of what we are. To a great degree the experiences of life are the fruit of our own thoughts and deeds. “A curse without cause shall not alight.” Proverbs 26:2. “Hear, O earth! Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts.” Jeremiah 6:19. TEd 87.2

Terrible is this truth, and deeply should it be impressed. Every deed reacts upon the doer. Human beings may recognize in the evils that curse their lives the fruitage of their own sowing. Nevertheless, we are not without hope. TEd 87.3