Daily Strength

Three Iron Nails

So then, dear brothers and sisters, be firm. Do not be moved! Always be outstanding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. – 1 Cor 15:58 NET

Say not, ’Twas all in vain,

The anguish and the darkness and the strife;

Love thrown upon the waters comes again

In quenchless yearnings for a nobler life.

—ANNA SHIPTON.

Did you ever hear of a man who had striven all his life faithfully and singly toward an object and in no measure obtained it? If a man constantly aspires, is he not elevated? Did ever a man try heroism, magnanimity, truth, sincerity, and find that there was no advantage in them,—that it was a vain endeavor?

—H. D. THOREAU.

Do right, and God’s recompense to you will be the power of doing more right. Give, and God’s reward to you will be…

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