Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Thursday, February 15, 2018
Scripture: Proverbs 11:2
"When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom."
Meditation:

"There is nothing so offensive to God or so dangerous to the human soul as pride and self-sufficiency. Of all sins it is the most hopeless, the most incurable. . . .

"Never can we safely put confidence in self or feel, this side of heaven, that we are secure against temptation. Those who accept the Saviour, however sincere their conversion, should never be taught to say or to feel that they are saved. This is misleading. Everyone should be taught to cherish hope and faith; but even when we give ourselves to Christ and know that He accepts us, we are not beyond the reach of temptation. God's word declares, 'Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried' (Daniel 12:10). Only he who endures the trial will receive the crown of life. (James 1:12.) . . . Our only safety is in constant distrust of self, and dependence on Christ." 1

Reference(s):

1. Christ's Object Lessons, pp. 154, 155.