It is the easiest thing in the world to obey God when Hecommands us to do what we like, and to trust Him when thepath is all sunshine.
he real victory of faith is to trust God inthe dark, and through the dark.
ears never yet saved a soul. Hell is full of weepers weeping overlost opportunities, perhaps over the rejection of an offeredSaviour. Your Bible does not say "
eep, and be saved." It says,"Believe, and be saved." Faith is better than feeling.
hen you have honestly and penitently sought out Christ, andconfessed your sins to Him, and put yourself wholly in Hishands, then stay there. Follow Him. Keep close to Him and Himalone. In your store, in your shop, in your field, in your home, orwherever you are, be ever saying, " Now, Jesus,
hy way! Hold fast to my hand!"
hat right has a man to ask Jesus to forgive him, when his heartis still burning with hatred or festering with grudges against afellow-creature? Confession, to be of any avail, must let go of itshold on the sin confessed.
God does not give us ready money. He issues promissory notes,and then pays them when faith presents them at the throne.Each one of us has a check-book.
I never yet have heard of a good man having fallen when he wastrying to do Christ's will and trusting on Christ's help. Every fallwithout one exception came from venturing upon sinful groundor from venturing upon self-support.
You never will be saved by works; but let us tell you mostsolemnly that you never will be saved without works.