Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

_______ May 20 ______

SEEK YE FIRST

Seek first the kingdom of God and His rightousness, and all these things shall be added to you. __Matthew 6:33__

Farmers, merchants, lawyers, tradesmen, will be wholly engrossed in business, and the day of the Lord will come upon them as a snare. When men are at ease, full of amusement, absorbed in buying and selling, the prowling thief approaches with stealthy tread. So it will be at the coming of the Son of man. …

The time is coming when the mountains shall be shaken and removed as a cottage. But the thoughts, the purposes, the actions, of the faithful worker for the Master, although now unseen, will appear again at the great day of final retribution. Things that now seem a light matter will then appear as witnesses, either to approve or condemn. …

In the great day of judgment no man who has retained the frailty and im-perfection of natural humanity, will be vindicated; for he could not enjoy the perfection of the characters of the saints in light. He who has not sufficient faith in Christ to believe that he can keep him from sinning, has not that faith that will give him an entrance into the kingdom of God.(Letter 21, December 19, 1897)

Reflection:

We are to engage in no business,follow no pursuit, seek no pleasure, that would hinder the outworkin of His righteousness in our character and life. Whatever we do is to be done heartily, as unto the Lord. … If we follow His example, His assurance to us is that all things needful in this life “shall be added.” Poverty or wealth, sickness or health, simplicity or wisdom—all are provided for in the promise of His grace.(Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, 99)