Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ May 26 ______

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? __Mark 8:37__

his will be a serious matter for those who have assumed the responsibility of administering justice, and who for the sake of gain have done injustice to know that whatever dishonors God is a transgression of his law, and places then at the bar of God to render an account for their deeds. The man who have supl_ posed that they can violate the principles of righteousness, and that it will come out right in the end, may know that for all these things the Lord will bring them into judgment.

[Satan] is now working with all his insinuating, deceiving power to lead men away from the third angel’s message, which is to be proclaimed with mighty power. wer If Satan sees that the Lord is blessing His people and preparing them to discern his delusions, he will work with his master power to bring in fanaticism on one hand and cold formalism on the other, that he may gather in a harvest of souls. Now is our time to watch unceasingly. Watch, bar the way to the least step of advance that Satan may make among us. …

There are men, in the church and in the world, who have educated themselves to practice fraud, and for this they will be brought into judgment … men have cho¬sen to stand, not under the blood stained banner of Prince Immanuel, but under the rebel flag to do the works of a rebellious prince. They may have sold their souls for money. They may have taken their Lord’s money to purchase wheat and the facilities whereby poor men live, that they may extort from the Lord’s creatures the highest prices. They make for themselves princely fortunes.

But for all this the Lord says He will bring them into judgment. … The cries of starving humanity are coming up before God, while these men bow down to their senseless idols as verily as do the heathen to their gods of wood and stone. Though the whole world were in league to prove it otherwise, every dollar gained in this unholy traffic wraps a curse up with it. The larger the bank stock the more sure will be the judgment of God.(Letter 89, October 30, 1898)

Reflection:

Nothing is worth losing eternal life. “What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26). The obvious answer is nothing; if we lose out on heaven, we lose everything