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Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Friday, October 15, 2021
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 3:5
"The Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ."

"Fill your lamps with holy oil from the two olive trees. This oil is the symbol of the Holy Spirit, which is poured into the minds of believers, that they may be coworkers with heavenly agencies. The wise virgins, the waiting ones, had their faith and love and patience nourished by the oil of the Spirit of God. Thus it must be with each one who is saved. It is by the Spirit, the gracious agency of heaven, that the lamp is kept from flickering.

"Believers must shine as lights in the world, in readiness for the Lord's coming. Readiness for the Lord's appearing is now to be earnestly sought for. The church of the living God is to put on her beautiful garments-the white robe of Christ's righteousness-that she may be ready and waiting for the summons."1


1 The Ellen G. White 1888 Materials, p. 1761.