Dependent on God

What do I need to accomplish today? What are my responsibilities at home, at work, at my church, or anywhere else? Whatever my duties and opportunities may be, these words speak to me:

They [Jesus’ adversaries] felt sufficient in themselves for all things, and realized no need of higher wisdom to direct their acts. But the Son of God was surrendered to the Father’s will, and dependent upon His power….

The words of Christ teach that we should regard ourselves as inseparably bound to our Father in heaven. Whatever our position, we are dependent upon God, who holds all destinies in His hands. He has appointed us our work, and has endowed us with faculties and means for that work. So long as we surrender the will to God, and trust in His strength and wisdom, we shall be guided in safe paths, to fulfill our appointed part in His great plan. But the one who depends upon his own wisdom and power is separating himself from God. Instead of working in unison with Christ, he is fulfilling the purpose of the enemy of God and man. (Ellen White, Ch. 21 “Bethesda and the Sanhedrin,” The Desire of Ages, pp. 208, 209)

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