The Gift

It is through the gift of Christ that we receive every blessing. Through that gift there comes to us day by day the unfailing flow of Jehovah’s goodness… There is not an article of food upon our tables that He has not provided for our sustenance… Everything is supplied to man through the one unspeakable Gift, the only-begotten Son of God. He was nailed to the cross that all these bounties might flow to God’s workmanship.

8T 287, 288

THE TRUE (UN)BELIEVER

I was reading an article on the Light Bearers blog the other week, It’s called “The Parable of the True (Un)believer” it’s a take on Matthew 25:31-46 and it’s looking at how we as christians respond to those around us…

Here are some of the thoughts that stood out to me…

and the Lord Said to Him, “I Think You’ve Mistaken Me for Some Other God…”

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But why would You be so gracious to me and call me Your son? I didn’t believe in You.

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The Battle

The Christian life is a battle and a march. But the victory to be gained is not won by human power. The field of conflict is the domain of the heart. The battle which we have to fight—the greatest battle that was ever fought by man—is the surrender of self to the will of God, the yielding of the heart to the sovereignty of love.

MB 141.2

Hard Hearts

Many of those gathered at the Jordan had been present at the baptism of Jesus; but the sign then given had been manifest to but few among them. During the preceding months of the Baptist’s ministry, many had refused to heed the call to repentance. Thus they had hardened their hearts and darkened their understanding. When Heaven bore testimony to Jesus at His baptism, they perceived it not.

DA 136.1
How often our hardness of heart stops is from seeing the power and leading of God.