_______ February 5 ______
GOD’S GENEROSITY HAS A LIMIT
Therefore I prayed to the LORD, and said: “0 Lord GOD, do not destroy Your peobi and Your inheritance whom You have redeemed through Your greatness who; e You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.”__Deuteronomy 9:26__
But all the congregation bade stone them with stones.” … And the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of the con zr, gation before all the children of Israel. And the Lord said untolokin and How long will this people provoke me? And how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them? I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nat. mightier than they.”
We have here a positive evidence that the anger of the Lord is awakened against the rebellious people—those who had been blessed with great light and precious opportunities to know the will of God. …
If the people of God had walked in His counsel, the work of God would have advanced, the message of truth would have been borne to all people that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Had the people of God believed Him and been doers of His Word, had they kept His commandments, the angel would not have come flying through heaven with the message to the four angels that were to let loose the winds that they should blow upon the earth, saying Hold, hold the four winds that they blow not upon the earth until I have sealed the servants of God in their foreheads.
But because the people are disobedient, unthankful, unholy, as were ancient Israel, time is prolonged that all may hear the last message of mercy proclaimed with a loud voice. The Lord’s work has been hindered, the sealing time delayed. Many have not heard the truth. But the Lord will give them a chance to hear and be converted. (Letter 106, May 14, 1897)
It is the Saviour’s purpose that human beings, purified and sanctified: shall be His helping hand. For this great privilege let us give thanks to Him who hat!! made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered! us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son. (The Acts of the Apostles, 478)