The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
— Psalm 119:130,133, NKJV
Let the light from Christ search every dark corner of the soul; with earnest determination adopt a right course of action... obey it from the heart because you love its pure principles.
Many who are explaining the Scriptures to others have not conscientiously and entirely surrendered mind and heart and life to the control of the Holy Spirit. They love sin and cling to it. I have been shown that impure practices, pride, selfishness, self-glorying, have closed the door of the heart... Oh, that everyone who labors in word and doctrine would heed the words of Paul, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
How my heart goes out in rejoicing for those who walk in humility of mind, who love and fear God. They possess a power far more valuable than learning or eloquence... all the movements of life are simplified. When the children of God are struggling with temptation, battling against the passions of the natural heart, faith connects the soul with the only One who can give help, and they are overcomers.
May the Lord work upon the hearts of those who have received great light, that they may depart from all iniquity. Behold the cross of Calvary. There is Jesus, who gave His life, not that men might continue in sin, not that they may have license to break the law of God, but that through this infinite sacrifice they may be saved from all sin. Said Christ, “I sanctify Myself, that they also might be sanctified,” by the perfection of His example.
We must have the Holy Spirit to sustain us in the conflict; “for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
— Testimonies to Ministers and Gospel Workers, p.160,161
Let the light of Christ search every dark corner of your soul. Determine to obey truth from the heart because you love its pure principles.
Conscientiously and entirely surrender your mind and heart and life to the control of the Holy Spirit.
Behold Jesus. By faith connect your soul with the only One who can give you help to be an overcomer in your battle against the passions of the natural heart.
Seek the power of the Holy Spirit to sustain you in the conflict against the rulers of the darkness of this world.