Victory Is Found In Christ Alone
By Charles H. Spurgeon
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us” (Rom. 8:37).
We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to ourselves for power to fight our sins. Paul thus rebukes us: “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth…? This only would I learn of you: Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” (Gal. 3:1-3). Take your sins to Christ’s Cross, for the old man can only be crucified there. We are crucified with Him.
For instance, how would you go about overcoming a bad temper? It is very possible you have never tried the right way of going to Jesus with it. How did I get salvation? I came to Jesus just as I was, and I trusted Him to save me. I must go to the Cross with it and say to Jesus, “Lord, I trust you to deliver me from it.”
Are you covetous? Do you feel the world entangling you? You may struggle against this evil as long as you please, but only the blood of Jesus will deliver you from your sinful ways. Give it to Christ. Your prayers, repentances, and tears – all of them put together – are worth nothing apart from Jesus. None but Jesus can do helpless sinners good – or helpless saints either. If you are to be a conqueror, it must be through Him.