Look to Jesus

The following is adapted from a segment written by Charles Spurgeon titled “Look to Jesus”…

“It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from ourselves and onto Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite…he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ.

He insinuates, ‘Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith; you don’t repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you don’t have the joy of one of His children; you have such a wavering hold of Jesus.’

All these are thoughts about self, and we will never find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self: He tells us that we are nothing, but that ‘Christ is all in all.’

Remember, therefore, it’s not our hold of Christ that saves us—it is Christ; it’s not our joy in Christ that saves us—it is Christ; it’s not even faith in Christ, though that is the instrument—it is Christ’s blood and His worth.

Therefore, look not so much to your hand with which you’re grasping Christ, as you do to Christ; look not to your hope, but to Jesus, the source of your hope; look not to your faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.

We will never find happiness by looking at our prayers, the things we do, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we are to overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by ‘looking to Jesus.’

Keep your eyes simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His worth, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon your mind; when you wake up in the morning look to Him; when lay down at night look to Him.

Never let your hopes or fears come between you and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail you.

‘My hope is built on nothing less than Jesu’s blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus name.'”

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