He Died For US

Christ has made a way of escape for us. He lived on earth amid trials and temptations such as we have to meet.  He lived a sinless life.  He died for us, and now He offers to take our sins and give us His righteousness.  If you give yourself to Him, and accept Him as your Saviour, then, sinful as your life may have been, for His sake you are accounted righteous.  Christ’s character stands in place of your character, and you are accepted before God just as if you had not sinned.

More than this, Christ changes the heart.  He abides in your heart by faith.  You are to maintain this connection with Christ by faith and the continual surrender of your will to Him; and so long as you do this, He will work in you to will and to do according to His good pleasure.  So you may say, “The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”  Galatians 2:20

E. G. White, Steps To Christ, p. 62

Amid the perplexities that will press upon the soul, there is only One who can help us out of all our difficulties, and relieve all our disquietude.  We are to cast all our care upon Jesus, and bear in mind that He is present, and is directing us to commune with Him.  We are to keep our minds stayed upon God; and in our weakness, He will be our strength; in our ignorance, He will be our wisdom; in our frailty, He will be our enduring might.

We may be assured that we need not go into the heavens to bring Jesus down to us, neither in the deep to bring Him up; for He is at our right hand, and His eye is ever upon us.  We should ever seek to realize that the Lord is very near us, to be our counselor and guide.

E. G. White, Sons and Daughters of God, p. 27

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