Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ June 9 ______

BE READY TO BE A HUMBLE WITNESS

 

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. __Colossians 4:6__

The power which stirred the people so mightily in the 1844 movement will again be revealed. The third angel’s message will go forth, not in whispered tones, but with a loud voice. (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, 252)

It is with an earnest longing that I look forward to the time when the events of the day of Pentecost shall be repeated with even greater power than on that occasion. John says, “I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.” Then, as at the Pentecostal season, the people will hear the truth spoken to them, every man in his own tongue. (The Review and Herald, July 20, 1886)

It does not seem possible to us now that any should have to stand alone; but if God has ever spoken by me, the time will come when we shall be brought be¬fore councils and before thousands for his name’s sake, and each one will have to give the reason of his faith. Then will come the severest criticism upon every position that has been taken for the truth. We need, then, to study the word of God, that we may know why we believe the doctrines we advocate. (The Review and Herald, December 18, 1888)

Reflection:

We are not required to defy authorities. Our words, whether spoken or Written, should be carefully considered, lest we place ourselves on record as uttering that which would make us appear antagonistic to law and order. We are not to say or do any¬thing that would unnecessarily close up our way. We are to go forward in Christ’s name, advocating the truths committed to us. (The Acts of the Apostles, 69)