Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Saturday, January 31, 2015
Scripture: Proverbs 10:1
"A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother."

"How Joseph’s Mind Was Garrisoned.–The lessons given Joseph in his youth by Jacob in expressing his firm trust in God and relating to him again and again the precious evidences of His loving-kindness and unceasing care were the very lessons he needed in his exile among an idolatrous people. In the testing time he put these lessons to a practical use. When under the severest trial, he looked to his heavenly Father, whom he had learned to trust. Had the precepts and example of the father of Joseph been of an opposite character, the pen of inspiration would never have traced upon the pages of sacred history the story of integrity and virtue that shines forth in the character of Joseph. The early impressions made upon his mind garrisoned his heart in the hour of fierce temptation and led him to exclaim, "How can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" 1


1. The Review and Herald, January 1, 1880.