Those who continually look unto Jesus become like Him. He cleanses them from sin and imparts to them the heavenly wisdom. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed.” Then let us keep our connection with the Saviour and seek Him as One who will unite His wisdom with the weakness of those who yearn for His companionship.
Looking to Jesus in confidence day by day will place you on vantage ground and enable you to do a work that is essential. Look to your Redeemer in faith and loving trust, for power and wisdom to do the work of character building. He sits as a refiner, to purify the gold and silver from all dross. Then look continually unto Him, and no cheap or worthless material will be brought into the structure of your character building.
By faith you may accept the merits of the blood of the Son of God, which He has shed that the sinner might not perish, but have everlasting life. God has laid upon Him all power, that He may impart help to every one who will break with Satan and acknowledge Christ as his only hope. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
By faith, the soul palsied by sin may be cleansed and healed by the great Medical Missionary. When you are ready to co-operate with Him who can keep you from falling, your resolutions will be of some value. Christ, the chief Healer, will make you whole. He works mightily with every one who is in earnest. He will give strength and victory. All the mean and wicked traits of character can be taken away by the One who has purchased you as His property.
The penalty of sin is death. But Christ took upon Himself humanity, that He might pay the price of redemption for every soul. He said, I will give My life, that the world may have a second probation. For our sakes He laid aside the robe and kingly crown and clothed His divinity with humanity. He took the burden of every sin and paid the penalty for every soul who desires to be free from the bondage of Satan and his associates.
The powers which have held control over the sinner are to be broken. Every one who, with genuine repentance and conversion, accepts of the great gift that Christ has given is cleansed from his sins. In the light of the great sacrifice of Christ, we shall learn to despise all iniquity.
Salvation is secured by a mutual contract. “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God.” Will you, with all your heart and mind and soul, enter into this contract?
Our life on this earth is short, and it behooves us to separate from the enemy of our souls and to seek for soul cleansing. We will have a Helper in the Lord Jesus. Make a break with the enemy. Cast yourselves loose from the prince of the power of the air and from the legion of him associates.
Satan will resist the efforts of those who choose to stand on the Lord’s side. He will resort to every kind of deception to frustrate their efforts. But God has given His Son to bear the sins of those who seek His truth and righteousness. He stands ready to impart grace to every one who looks to Him in faith.
Every student should realize that he is to study in the school of Christ where he may obtain an education that will make of him a Christian soldier. The exercise of faith and manly courage will enlarge the comprehension of what it means to be a Christian. We are to seek for that faith that works by love and purifies the soul. We shall have severe conflicts with our hereditary and cultivated tendencies to evil. There must be a firm dependence upon the Captain of our salvation. He will not fail to do His part.