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Chapter 125

Trusting in Jesus

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What did an Old Testament prophet predict of Christ?
"And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles trust." Isa. 11:10. (Rom.15:12).

What were the apostles, who first trusted in Christ, to become?
"That we should be to the praise of His glory, who first trusted in Christ." Eph. 1:12.

What did the Ephesians do upon hearing the message of truth?
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word
of truth, the gospel of your salvation." Eph. 1:13.

What returns did they receive from their proposed trust?
"In whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise." Eph. 1:13.

To whom does the gospel become the power of God?
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek." Rom. 1:16.

But suppose one halts in his faith or trust; how is he regarded by the Lord?
"Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draw back, My soul shall have no pleasure in him." Heb. 10:38.

By what does one gain the victory over the world?
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." 1 John 5:4.

In the struggles with temptations, if one trusts in Jesus, how will he show it?
"These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:33.

But is there not some other help in the work of overcoming, besides a silent trust in Christ?
"And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Rev. 12:11.

But besides receiving power to overcome our foes, are there not temporal benefits to be derived from trusting in Jesus?
"For she said within herself, If I may but touch His garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned Him about, and when He saw her, He said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour." Matt. 9:21, 22. (See also Mark 10:52 and Luke 17:19).