Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 14
"We are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Meditation:

"Paul's sanctification was a constant conflict with self. Said he, 'I die daily' (1 Corinthians 15:31). His will and his desires every day conflicted with duty and the will of God. Instead of following inclination, he did the will of God, however unpleasant and crucifying to his nature."1

"All who are partakers with Christ of his humiliation and self-sacrifice will be constantly learning how to lay upon the foundation-stone 'gold, silver, precious stones,' not the material represented as 'wood, hay, and stubble,' which will perish in the fire of the last days. We want true sanctification, true wholeness to God. We would not encourage the soaring element in the make-up of character, but we would encourage true solidity."2

"A new power will come to every man who will humbly seek God by living faith. A divine element combines with the human when the soul reaches out after God, and the yearning heart may say, 'My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.' "3

Reference(s):

1 Life Sketches, p. 237.

2 The Gospel Herald, December 1, 1899.

3 The Review and Herald, December 3, 1889.