Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Thursday, March 23, 2017
Scripture: Proverbs 15:31
"The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise."
Meditation:

"Christ cannot endure pretentious Christians-those who do not live His character. He will spew such out of his mouth as utterly distasteful to him. Can it be possible, one asks, that there can be anyone in our church who feels such self-sufficiency as this? Time will answer this question. When reproof comes to them from God, if they are humbly seeking Him, they will receive the reproof as a blessing, and will at once begin to ascertain their spiritual necessities. If they feel that they are rich in knowledge and are in need of nothing, they will take offense, as did the disciples who turned from Christ and walked no more with Him. There are many who need to be awakened by plain, decided Testimonies to discern their spiritual deficiencies." 1

"The obedient ear will receive reproof with humility, patience, and teachableness. Then only do our communications with each other prove beneficial, and fulfil all that God would have them. When both sides of the divine instruction are fulfilled, the wise reprover does his duty, and the obedient ear hears to a purpose and is benefited." 2

Reference(s):

1 The Review and Herald, November 23, 1897.

2 Sons and Daughters of