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Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Thursday, September 19, 2024
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:8
"Let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation."

"He who overcomes must watch; for, with worldly entanglements, error, and superstition, Satan strives to win Christ's followers from Him. It is not enough that we avoid glaring dangers and perilous, inconsistent moves. We are to keep close to the side of Christ, walking in the path of self-denial and sacrifice. . . . Everything is now clothed with a solemnity that all who believe the truth for this time should realize. They should act in reference to the day of God. The judgments of God are about to fall upon the world, and we need to be preparing for that great day."1

"May the Lord grant that we shall no longer sleep as do others, but that we shall watch and be sober. The truth is soon to triumph gloriously, and all who now choose to be laborers together with God will triumph with it. The time is short; the night soon cometh when no man can work. Let those who are rejoicing in the light of present truth now make haste to impart the truth to others. The Lord is inquiring: 'Whom shall I send?' Those who wish to sacrifice for the truth's sake are now to respond: 'Here am I; send me.' "2


1 Maranatha, p. 90.

2 Testimonies, vol. 9, p. 134.