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Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Friday, March 1, 2024
Scripture: Proverbs 12:24
"The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute."

"If the capabilities that God has intrusted to men are not used, their abilities will diminish, and because they are slothful servants, and do not make an application of their talents to the service of God, they will become less and less qualified to do His work. Their light will diminish, and they will cultivate the powers by which they scatter away from Christ. They will lose all that is good, and be unfitted to take a place in the courts of heaven." 1

"To every man is given 'his work' (Mark 13:34), the work for which his capabilities adapt him, the work which will result in greatest good to himself and to his fellow men, and in greatest honor to God. Thus our business or calling is a part of God's great plan, and, so long as it is conducted in accordance with His will, He Himself is responsible for the results. 'Laborers together with God' (1 Corinthians 3:9), our part is faithful compliance with His directions." 2


1 The Signs of the Times, July 9, 1896.

2 Education, p. 138.