Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ JANUARY 10______

LEARN OF ME

 

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  ”

__Matthew 11:29__

There is a great work to be done in the earth before the eternal purpose of God is fully worked out. … While the angels are holding the four winds, we are to make the most of time, using every capability and power in the service of God. We have no time to lose. Soon the way of souls will be hedged up by obstacles that we do not now think of. …

Let us all bear in mind that we are ever to be earnest students in the school of Christ. If we will keep in the position of humble learners, our light will shine forth brighter and brighter unto the perfect day; and when our earthly labors are ended, and Christ shall come for His faithful children, we shall then shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of our Father. But before that time shall come, everything that is imperfect in us will have been seen and put away. All envy and jealousy and evil surmising and every selfish plan will have been banished from the life. (Letter 416, December 30, 1907)

The time is soon coming when God’s people, because of persecution, will be scattered in many countries. Those who have received an all-round education will have the advantage wherever they are. (Manuscript 57, January 6, 1908)

Reflection:

[Jesus] was never elated by applause, nor defected by censure or disappointment. … But many who profess to be His followers have an anxious, troubled heart. … They do not make a complete surrender to Him; for they shrink from the consequences that such a surrender may involve. … It is the love of self that brings unrest. When we are born from above, the same mind will be in us that was in Jesus, the mind that led Him to humble Himself that we might be saved.

. (The Desire of Ages, 330-331)