Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.
— Psalm 51:6, NASB
If you would enter the abode of the righteous when Christ shall come, you must have the deep movings of the Spirit of God, that you may have an individual experience, and be complete in Him who is the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Through the power of the righteousness of Christ, we are to depart from all iniquity. There must be a living connection of the soul with its Redeemer. The channel of communication must be open continually between man and his God, that the soul may grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord.
Just as soon as you commit sin, you should flee to the throne of grace, and tell Jesus all about it. You should be filled with sorrow for sin, because through sin you have weakened your own spirituality, grieved the heavenly angels, and wounded and bruised the loving heart of your Redeemer. When you have asked Jesus in contrition of soul for his forgiveness, believe that he has forgiven you. Do not doubt his divine mercy, or refuse the comfort of his infinite love.
If your child had disobeyed you, and committed wrong against you, and that child should come with a breaking heart to ask forgiveness, you know what you would do. You know how quickly you would draw your child to your heart, and assure him that your love was unchanged, and his transgressions forgiven. Are you more merciful than your merciful Heavenly Father, who so loved the world that he “gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”? You should go to God as children go to their parents. Ask your Heavenly Father to forgive your errors, and pray that through the grace of Christ you may be able to overcome every defect of your character.
Let the heart with all its affections be just where it belongs, surrendered to God, and you will have joy and peace in the Holy Ghost.
— Bible Echo and Signs of the Times, February 1, 1892
Just as soon as you commit sin, flee to the throne of grace and tell Jesus all about it.
Be filled with sorrow for sin because through sin you weaken your own spirituality, grieve the heavenly angels and wound the loving heart of your Redeemer.
When you ask Jesus in contrition of soul for forgiveness, believe that He forgives you. Do not doubt His divine mercy or refuse the comfort of His infinite love.
Go to God as a child goes to their parents. Ask your Heavenly Father to forgive your errors and pray that through the grace of Christ you may be able to overcome every defect of your character.