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Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Scripture: Proverbs 11:31
"Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner."
Meditation:

"Men who claim to be Christians may now defraud and oppress the poor; they may rob the widow and fatherless; they may indulge their satanic hatred because they cannot control the consciences of God's people; but for all this God will bring them into judgment. They 'shall have judgment without mercy' that have 'showed no mercy.' (James 2:13.) Not long hence they will stand before the Judge of all the earth to render an account for the pain they have caused to the bodies and souls of His heritage. They may now indulge in false accusations, they may deride those whom God has appointed to do His work, they may consign His believing ones to prison, to the chain gang, to banishment, to death; but for every pang of anguish, every tear shed, they must answer. God will reward them double for their sins." 1

" 'Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth' (Matthew 5:5). But the earth promised to the meek will be a better one than this. It will be purified from all sin and defilement, and will bear the image of the divine. Satan has placed his throne in the earth; but Jesus says where the usurper has set up his throne, there will I place my throne, and there shall be no more curse. The glory of the Lord is to cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. Jesus is working for us. He desires to give His children a home where there will be no more sin, no more sorrow, no more death; but all will be joy and gladness." 2

Reference(s):

1. The Great Controversy, pp. 178, 179.

2. The Signs of the Times, May 30, 1892.