Simply put: We will not come to Christ by living righteously—even to the best of our ability. We come to the ability to live God’s truth by crying out to Christ while still in the bondage of lies.
We will not be able to deny ourselves of ungodliness without first coming to Him for His merciful goodness and grace, His power that allows us to do better (Moroni 10:32).
Oh, we can seem to do good on our own for awhile. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Liar even backs off and lets us think we’re doing good by some other means than God, than Christ. Then, when we are filled with self-sufficient pride, Satan—the enemy of God and of all good; the enemy of our souls)—comes back in full force, and down we go, while he and his minions laugh with glee.
How many times will we return to the cycle of insanity manifested in our addiction? How many times will we choose to try one more time to find a cure in something short of turning to God? How many times will we attempt to cure ourselves. It is a diabolic fantasy, whispered into our minds by the enemy of our Lord and of us.
Or how many times will we fall for half-measures—for Christ plus something else, just for good measure? Even with this, we set ourselves up to be our enemy’s dupe.
Christ is the Light that the Father has sent. He is the Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world, whether that person knows He even exists (John 1:9 & 10).
His Light, His Love existed before my love for Him. Before I loved Him, He first loved me (1 John 4:19).
Coming to Christ is the true order of things of things. It is the only way to lasting sanity and sobriety.
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