Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Thursday, June 29, 2017
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25
"Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another."
Meditation:

"We have great changes to make before we reach perfection. God calls for complete self-surrender. We must guard diligently our lips, lest they speak guile."1

"My brethren and sisters, how are you employing the gift of speech? Have you learned so to control the tongue that it shall ever obey the dictates of an enlightened conscience and holy affections? Is your conversation free from levity, pride, malice, deceit, and impurity? Are you without guile before God? Words exert a telling power. Satan will, if possible, keep the tongue active in his service. Of ourselves we cannot control the unruly member. Divine grace is our only hope. Wherever there is purity of heart and nobleness of character, it will be revealed in purity and nobleness of action and speech. 'He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friends.' "2

Reference(s):

1 The Bible Echo, January 14, 1901.

2 Australiasian Union Conference Record, September 15, 1905.