- The soul gets sick and has numerous diseases. Each disease has its symptoms and takes on its special external manifestation of spiritual weather.
- Fear betokens an unsettled account.
- Hankering after the fashions denotes a heart with a big corner in it reserved for the world.
- Love of fancy dress means pride and lack of internal, soul dress, which in the sight of heaven is of great price.
- Unholy anger waves a signal flag of the temporary victory of indwelling sin.
- A gossiping tongue betokens a heart where Christ is not welcome.
- A smiling cheery face for a church sociable and a graveyard visage for the prayer-meeting, a soul not in communion with God.
- “Sinning every day in thought, word and deed” proves up the claim of an unsanctified nature.
- Pray out of the shadow into sunlight.
[Taken from Day by Day, The Highway Almanac and Diary for 1886,
the “almanac” (and Bible-reading plan)
published by Reid’s The Highway Office, Nevada, Iowa]