If Anyone Lacks Wisdom . . .
I never remember, in all my Christian course, a period now of sixty-nine years and four months, that I ever SINCERELY and PATIENTLY sought to know the will of God, by the teaching of the Holy Ghost, through the instrumentality of the Word of God, but that ALWAYS I have been directed rightly.
But if honesty of heart and uprightness before God were lacking, or if I did not patiently wait before God for the instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellowmen to the declarations of the Word of the Living God, I made great mistakes.