We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by “looking unto Jesus.”
Few Christians in the history of the church have been able to articulate the unique glory and goodness of Jesus Christ as clearly as Charles Spurgeon. Thus, since the greatest need of our day is a recovery of this very thing, I thought it would be helpful to use one of Spurgeon’s devotionals for this week’s article.
Listen and be encouraged, then, by the Prince of Preachers as he lifts the attention of our hearts to the Saviour, though separated by nearly two centuries. May God produce in us a similar Christ-centredness for the renewing of the Church, the good of the world, and the glory of His name.
“Looking to Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2)
It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for 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 do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the end; you have not the joy of His children.”