Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ May 17 ______

NO EXCUSES

Therefore I love Your commandments more than gold, yes, than fine gold! Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way __Psalm 119:127-128__

G od will never give up His rightful claim. He will never cease to command, however you may be determined to refuse to obey; and if you die follow¬ing your own will, refusing the will of God, He will eventually justify the reasonableness of your condemnation before the assembled universe. Not one of the countless millions of the human family will stand alone before God, plead¬ing that He had done all that He could to comply with the conditions of salvation revealed in His Word, and yet they are unsaved. Every one who fails to obtain the immortal life will be self-condemned, with not an excuse to offer before God. (Letter 6, November 3, 1877)

When the sin-cursed earth is purified from every stain of sin, when the Mount of Olives is rent asunder and becomes an immense plain, when the holy city of God descends upon it, the land that is now called the Holy Land will in-deed become holy. (Letter 26, October 11, 1895)

The judgment scene will be held in the presence of all the worlds, for in this judgment the government of God will be vindicated, and His honor, His law, stand forth as “holy, just, and good.” Then every case will be decided, and the judgment sentence passed upon the whole world. Sin will not then appear attrac¬tive, but will be seen in all it hideous magnitude. Then will be seen the relation in which we stand to God and to each other. (Manuscript 137, December 16, 1897)

Reflection:

In the day of final judgment, every lost soul will understand the nature of his own rejection of truth. … Every lying excuse will be swept away. … Men .will see what their choice has been. Every question of truth and error in the long-standing con-troversy will then have been made plain. In the judgment of the universe, God will stand clear of blame for the existence or continuance of evil.(The Desire of Ages, 58)