Saving Power Of Jesus
he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made
perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Cor. 12:9.
precious Saviour has invited us to join ourselves to Him and unite our weakness
with His strength, our ignorance with His wisdom, our unworthiness with His
Rigid precision in obeying the law would entitle no man to enter the kingdom
There must be a new birth, a new mind through the operation of the Spirit
of God, which purifies the life and ennobles the character. This connection
with God fits man for the glorious kingdom of heaven. No human invention can
ever find a remedy for the sinning soul.
There must be a power working from within, a new life from above, before men
can be changed from sin to holiness. That power is Christ. His grace alone
can quicken the lifeless faculties of the soul, and attract it to God, to
holiness. . . . The idea that it is necessary only to develop the good that
exists in man by nature, is a fatal deception. “The natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither
can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Cor. 2:14.
. . . Of Christ it is written, “In him was life; and the life was the
light of men”—the only “name under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.” John 1:4; Acts 4:12. . . .
Paul the apostle . . . longed for the purity, the righteousness, to which
in himself he was powerless to attain, and he cried out, “O wretched
man that I am! who shall deliver me from this body of death?” Rom. 7:24,
margin. Such is the cry that has gone up from burdened hearts in all lands
and in all ages. To all, there is but one answer, “Behold the Lamb of
God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, pp. 69, 70.