"The man who has struggled to purify himself and has had nothing but repeated failures will experience real relief when he stops tinkering with his soul and looks away to the Perfect One. While he looks at Christ the very things he has so long been trying to do will be getting done within him. It will be God working in him to will and to do." --A.W. Tozer
"So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live." (Numbers 21:9)
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:14,15)
"Dear struggler, you will never overcome sin except by faith in Jesus Christ. Trust him! Trust in the precious Blood: that is the great sin-killer. Trust his pierced hands to pierce the hands of your lusts. Trust his wounded side to smite through the heart of your evil desires. Your hope lies there: where Jesus died, where Jesus rose again, where Jesus has gone into the glory...
God strengthening you, you shall out of weakness be made strong to overcome sin, though it be backed by the world, the flesh, and the devil. Entrenched in your nature though your sins may be, you will drive out these Canaanites, and free your heart from their dominion..."
- C.H. Spurgeon
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith..." Hebrews 12:2
"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but was tempted just as we are, yet was without sin. Let us then come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:15,16
"For in that He himself has suffered being tempted, He is able to help those who are tempted." Hebrews 2:18
"Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, seeing that He lives forever to make intercession for them." Hebrew 7:25
"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." (2 Corinthians 3:18)