"Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."
"We are accepted through Christ's merit alone, and the acts of mercy, the deeds of charity, which we perform, are the fruits of faith; and they become a blessing to us; for men are to be rewarded according to their works. It is the fragrance of the merit of Christ that makes our good works acceptable to God, and it is grace that enables us to do the works for which He rewards us."
"Whatever is done from love, however small it may appear in the estimation of men, is accepted and rewarded of God."
"Faithfulness and integrity in little things, the performances of little duties and little deeds of kindness, will cheer and gladden the pathway of life; and when our work on earth is ended, every one of the little duties performed with fidelity, will be treasured as a precious gem before God."
"No act of unselfish service, however small or simple, is ever lost. Through the merits of Christ's imputed righteousness, the fragrance of such words and deeds is forever preserved."
"The reward, the glories of heaven, bestowed upon the overcomers, will be proportionate to the degree in which they have represented the character of Christ to the world. . . . The crown of life will be bright or dim, will glitter with many stars or be lighted by a few gems, in accordance with our own course of action.
"Day by day we may be laying up a good foundation against the time to come. By self-denial, by the service of the missionary spirit, by crowding all the good works possible into our life, by seeking so to represent Christ in character that we shall win many souls to the truth, we shall have respect unto the recompense of reward."
"And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever."
"Everyone they have been the means of saving, adds stars to their crown in glory, and increases their eternal reward."
"A soul saved in your own family circle or in your own neighborhood, by your patient, painstaking labor, will bring as much honor to the name of Christ, and will shine as brightly in your crown as if you had found that soul in China or India."
"With joy unutterable parents see the crown, the robe, the harp, given to their children. The days of hope and fear are ended. . . . Their children have been redeemed."
"Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border."
"We are not parted forever, but shall meet the loved ones who sleep in Jesus. They shall come again from the land of the enemy. The Life-giver is coming. Myriads of holy angels escort Him on His way. He bursts the bands of death, breaks the fetters of the tomb, the precious captives come forth in health and immortal beauty.
"As the little infants come forth immortal from their dusty beds, they immediately wing their way to their mother's arms. They meet again nevermore to part. But many of the little ones have no mother there. The angels receive the motherless infants and conduct them to the tree of life.
"Jesus places the golden ring of light, the crown upon their little heads. God grant that the dear mother of 'Eva' may be there, that her little wings may be folded upon the glad bosom of her mother."
"The Lord has often instructed me that many little ones are to be laid away before the time of trouble. We shall see our little children again. We shall meet them and know them in the heavenly courts. Put your trust in the Lord, and be not afraid."
"The seal, or mark, of believing parents will cover their children, if they are trained up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
"Some parents allow Satan to control their children, and their children are not restrained, but are allowed to have wicked tempers, to be passionate, selfish, and disobedient. Should they die these children would not be taken to heaven. . . for the same disposition would be revealed in them."
"When the Lord makes up His jewels, the true, the frank, the honest, will be looked upon with pleasure. Angels are employed in making crowns for such ones, and upon these stargemmed crowns will be reflected . . . the light which radiates from the throne of God."
"Some will have brighter crowns than others, but there will be no jealous thoughts in any heart among the redeemed. Each one will be perfectly satisfied, for all will be rewarded according to their work."
"In the kingdom of God, position is not gained through favoritism. It is not earned, nor is it received through an arbitrary bestowal. It is the result of character. The crown and the throne are the tokens of a condition attained - tokens of self-conquest through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ."
"Every victory gained is a gem in the crown of life."
"Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him."
"It is Christ formed within that makes a man worthy of receiving the crown of life, that fadeth not away."
"A character formed according to the divine likeness is the only treasure that we can take from this world to the next. Those who are under the instruction of Christ in this world will take every divine attainment with them to the heavenly mansions. And in heaven we are continually to improve. How important, then, is the development of character in this life."
"It is the spiritual and moral character that is of value in the sight of heaven, and that will survive the grave and be made glorious with immortality for the endless ages of eternity."