Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ May 28 ______

LEAVE RESULTS TO GOD

In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether both alike will be good. __Ecclesiastes 11:6__

In the day when every one shall be rewarded according to his work has bee how will transgressors appear in their own sight as for a few moments they are permitted to see the record of their life as they have chosen to make it, regard less of the law which through the eternal ages will govern the universe? They will then see what God desired them to do. They will realize that they should have used their blood-bought privileges in behalf of truth and righteousness. They will see that instead of placing their talents and influence on the side of rebellion, thus strengthening the forces of the enemy, they should have devoted their powers to being and doing good. …

In the day of judgment men will see what they might have become through the power of Christ. They will see the robbery that they have practiced toward God. They will realize that they have apostatized from their Creator. They will see the good they might have done but did not do. They utterly refused to be made better. The efforts put forth in their behalf were in vain. They knew the claims of God, but they refused to comply with the conditions laid down in His Word. By their own choice they were united with demons. The power given them to use in God’s service they used in the service of self. They made self their god, refusing to submit to any other control. They deceived themselves, and made themselves contemptible in the sight of God.

As they worked on the side of the power of darkness, they encouraged others to do the same. They arrayed themselves, soul, body, and spirit on the side of the enemy, laying as a willing offering on the altar of Satan that which they should have given to God.(Manuscript 37, July 8, 1900)

Reflection:

The good seed may for a time lie unnoticed in a cold, selfish, workly heart, giving no evidence that it has taken root; but afterward, as the Spirit of Godi breathes on the soul, the hidden seed springs up … In our lifework we know not which, shall prosper, this or that. This is not a question for us to settle. We are to do our work, and leave the results with God. (Christ’s Object Lessons, 65)