Never can the cost of our redemption be realized until the redeemed shall stand with the Redeemer before the throne of God. Heaven, p. 17.
It is the motive that gives character to our acts, stamping them with ignominy or with high moral worth. Not the great things which every eye sees and every tongue praises does God account most precious. The little duties cheerfully done, the little gifts which make no show, and which to human eyes may appear worthless, often stand highest in His sight. A heart of faith and love is dearer to God than the most costly gift. Desire of Ages, p. 615