For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
— Isaiah 50:7, KJV
He is “the way, the truth, and the life.” The plan of salvation has been plainly revealed in the word of God; but the wisdom of the world has been sought too much, and the wisdom of Christ’s righteousness too little.
You must trust Jesus for yourselves, appropriate the promises of God to yourselves, or how can you educate others to have humble, holy confidence in him?
The Lord is willing to do great things for us. We shall not gain the victory through numbers, but through the full surrender of the soul to Jesus. We are to go forward in his strength, trusting in the mighty God of Israel.
Be waiting, watching for every opportunity to present the truth… But do not trust in well prepared arguments. Argument alone is not enough. God must be sought on your knees; you must go forth to meet the people through the power and influence of his Spirit.
Lift up Jesus before him: “I have a Saviour. In him I trust, and he will never suffer me to be confounded. In his name I triumph. He is my righteousness, and my crown of rejoicing.”
Brethren, trust self less, and Jesus more. He is willing to save the souls for whom we labor.
Ministers who are self-sufficient, and feel that so much depends upon themselves, give Jesus no room to work, and but little credit when he does work. They trust in their own ability, forgetting the words of Christ, “Without me ye can do nothing.”
It is those who feel themselves sinful before God, poor and helpless, that Jesus loves to help; for they will appreciate his aid. They have a longing desire to do the Master’s work, and, knowing that the power is not of themselves, they take hold of the mighty arm of God, and by faith claim his promises.
— The Review and Herald, July 1, 1884
Trust Jesus for yourself, appropriate His promises to yourself. Educate others to have humble, holy confidence in Him.
Fully surrender your soul to Jesus and go forward in His strength trusting in the mighty God of Israel.
Seek God on your knees then go forth to meet people through the power and influence of His Spirit.
Know that the power is not in yourself when doing the Master’s work. Take hold of the mighty arm of God and by faith claim His promises.