Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

Money was power among the foolish of earth, and money was their god; but their very prosperity has destroyed them. They became fools in the eyes of God and His heay.enly angels, while men of worldly ambition thought them wise. Now their sup-posed Wisdom is all foolishness, and their prosperity their destruction. (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, 42)

_______ June 1 ______

HIDING FROM THE LAMB

 

[They] said to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!” __Revelation 6:16__

When sinners are compelled to look upon Him who clothed His divinity in the garb of humanity and who still wears that garb, their confusion is indescribable. They remember how His love was slighted and His co passion abused. They think of how Barabbas, a murderer and a robber, was chosen in His stead; how Jesus was crowned with thorns, and scourged and cru¬cified; how in the hours of His agony on the cross the priests and rulers taunted Him saying, “Let him come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He saved others; himself he cannot save.” [Matthew 27:42.]

All the insult and despite offered to Christ, all the suffering caused to His disciples, will be as fresh in their recollection as when the satanic deeds were done. The voice which they heard so often in entreaty and persuasion will again sound in their ears. … as when the Savior spoke in the synagogue or on the street.

Then those who pierced Him will call on the rocks and mountains to fall on them and hide them from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, for the great day of His wrath has come, and who shall be able to stand? “The wrath of the Lamb” [Revelation 6:16] —One who ever showed Himself full of infinite tenderness, patience, and long-suffering, who having given Himself up as the sacrificial victim was led as a lamb to the slaughter, to save sinners from the doom now falling upon them …

The scene upon which the impenitent look makes them realize what they might have been had they received Christ and improved the opportunities granted them. (Letter 131, October 14, 1900)

Reflection:

Money was power among the foolish of earth, and money was their god; but their very prosperity has destroyed them. They became fools in the eyes of God and His heay.enly angels, while men of worldly ambition thought them wise. Now their sup-posed Wisdom is all foolishness, and their prosperity their destruction. (Testimonies for the Church, vol. 2, 42)