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Messages to Young People, Page 9

will never lose interest for perishing souls. Such a person loves to contemplate Jesus, and by beholding Him, will become changed into His likeness. Christ is formed within, the hope of glory. His confidence increases that he is loved of God, and his love deepens and widens, as he has the assurance that he is abiding in Christ and Christ in him.

Temptations will come to the newly converted soul. Old habits and practices will seek for the mastery; but in the name of Jesus, resist every temptation. Christ knows your trials, and will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able to resist. Jesus partook of our human nature, and was tempted in all points like as we are. And we may look to Jesus for His tenderest sympathy and be encouraged to persevere, putting our whole trust in Him who has said, “Be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.”

Will you not open your heart to receive such a Saviour, and praise Him with soul and voice? We offer too little thanksgiving to God. Consider the words of Christ: “Without me ye can do nothing;” and wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, look continually to Jesus, and let the love of God dwell in you richly as you co-operate with the Holy Spirit and divine intelligences in representing Jesus Christ.—The Youth's Instructor, August 9, 1894.

Whole Hearted Reformers

Let the young men and young women determine to love God supremely and to do His commandments. Under circumstances the most trying, let them remain faithful to duty—especially in their attitude toward the principles of health reform. Instead of being half-hearted reformers, let them make a whole hearted reformation, in all things practicing chastity and temperance. Let none begin to reform, and then stop. Resolve to

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