The scripture for today is Isaiah 60:18
Isaiah 60:18 Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; But you shall call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.
God’s love for His people and His desire to bring them into right relationship with Himself is shown throughout scripture. Time and again He has given them His word, reached out to them to draw them to Himself for their well-being and security. The prophets spoke words of deliverance, hope and fulfillment but all too often the words fell on ears that did not heed them and minds that were entrenched in the ways of the world.
“At this time, before the great final crisis, as before the world’s first destruction, men are absorbed in the pleasures and the pursuits of sense. Engrossed with the seen and transitory, they have lost sight of the unseen and eternal. For the things that perish with the using, they are sacrificing imperishable riches. Their minds need to be uplifted, their views of life to be broadened. They need to be aroused from the lethargy of worldly dreaming.” Ellen White, Education, p.183
May we be “aroused from the lethargy of worldly dreaming” and have our minds fixed upon the promises of God. May His life be lived in us today and may we have conviction enough to not look to the world for fulfillment, but unto our Savior who is the fulfillment of the promises of God in us.
God bless you as you continue in His service.