Entire Trust In Him

I saw that whatever divides the affections, or takes away from the heart supreme love for God, or prevents unlimited confidence and entire trust in Him, assumes the character and takes the form of an idol.  I was pointed to the first great commandment: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”  There is allowed no separation of our affections from God.  Nothing is to divide our supreme love for Him or our delight in Him.  Your will, wishes, plans, desires, and pleasures must all be in subjection.

E. G. White, Lift Him Up, p. 142

It is God that circumcises the heart.  The whole work is the Lord’s from the beginning to the end.  The perishing sinner may say: “I am a lost sinner; but Christ came to seek and to save that which was lost.  He says, “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”  Mark 2:17  I am a sinner, and He died upon Calvary’s cross to save me.  I need not remain a moment longer unsaved.  He died and rose again for my justification, and He will save me now.  I accept the forgiveness He has promised.”

E. G. White, Selected Messages, book 1, p. 392

Christ recognized no distinction of nationality or rank or creed.  The scribes and pharisees desired to make a local and a national benefit of the gifts of heaven and to exclude the rest of God’s family in the world.  But Christ came to break down every wall of partition.  He came to show that His gift of mercy and love is as unconfined as the air, the light, or the showers of rain that refresh the earth.

The life of Christ established a religion in which there is no caste, a religion by which Jew and Gentile, free and bond, are linked in a common brotherhood, equal before God.  No question of policy influenced His movements.  He made no difference between neighbors and strangers, friends and enemies.  That which appealed to His heart was a soul thirsting for the waters of life.

E. G. White, The Ministry Of Healing, p. 25


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