Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Scripture: Proverbs 4:24
“Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.”
Meditation:

"Words of cheer and encouragement spoken when the soul is sick and the pulse of courage is low—these are regarded by the Saviour as if spoken to Himself. As hearts are cheered, the heavenly angels look on in pleased recognition.

"There is many a brave soul sorely pressed by temptation, almost ready to faint in the conflict with self and with the powers of evil. Do not discourage such a one in his hard struggle. Cheer him with brave, hopeful words that shall urge him on his way. Thus the light of Christ may shine from you. 'None of us liveth to himself' (Romans 14:7). By our unconscious influence others may be encouraged and strengthened, or they may be discouraged and repelled from Christ and the truth.

"Make it a rule never to utter one word of doubt or discouragement. You can do much to brighten the life of others and strengthen their efforts, by words of hope and holy cheer." 1

Reference(s):

1. The Voice in Speech and Song, pp. 155, 156.