Today’s Manna

Daily Reading for Saturday, August 30, 2014
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:11, 12
"Ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [doth] his children, that ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory."
Meditation:
"Some are in danger of hastening to the conclusion that because they hold firmly to the doctrines of the truth, they are actually in possession of the blessings which these doctrines declare shall come to the receiver of truth. Many keep the truth in the outer court. Its sacred principles have not a controlling influence over the words, the thoughts, the actions. They do not possess the faith which works by love and purifies the soul. An assent to the truth may quiet the conscience, but let every believer inquire, 'Does my faith make me a daily, hourly follower of Christ? Has it a sanctifying influence on my soul? Can I say, The gentleness of Christ has made me great?' A faultless creed and a carnal life are too often found together in professed believers. To be a means to a saving end, the word of God must be intelligently and practically understood and obeyed."1
Reference(s):
1The Review and Herald, October 1, 1901.