Daily Devotional

Prepare for the Last Days

You cannot imagine any sweeter words from Christ than these: “Well done, good and faithful servant … Enter into the joy of your lord” (Matthew 25:23).

_______ May 31 ______

THE WARMEST WELCOME

His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faitful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord” __Matthew 25:23__

When God honors His commandment-keeping people, He would not have the one of the enemies of truth and righteousness absent. And when the transgressors of His law receive their condemnation, He would have all the righteous behold the result of sin. …

He who occupies the position of Judge is God manifest in the flesh. What a consolation it will be to recognize in the Judge our Teacher and Redeemer, bear¬ing all the marks of the crucifixion, from which shine beams of glory, giving additional value to the crowns which the redeemed receive from His hands, the very hands outstretched in blessing over His disciples as He ascended.

The very voice which said to them, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” [Matthew 28:20], bids them welcome to His presence. The very one who gave His precious life for them, who by His grace moved their hearts to repentance, who awakened them to their need of salvation, receives them now into His joy.

O how they love Him! The realization of their hopes is so much greater than their expectation! They take their glittering crowns and cast them at His feet. Their joy is complete. (Letter 131, October 14, 1900)

Reflection:

You cannot imagine any sweeter words from Christ than these: “Well done, good and faithful servant … Enter into the joy of your lord” (Matthew 25:23).