Where you look determines what you see. That is true both physically and spiritually. Today’s devotional show how important that fact is. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Isaiah 45:22 (ESV)
Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
“God-sent servants do not say, ‘Look to the priest; look to the altar; look to the sacraments; look to yourself; come and confess your sins, and I will give you absolution.’ No, no, no, no; forever and forever no! They do nothing of that sort. The priests of Antichrist do that, but the servants of Christ cry, ‘Behold the Lamb of God.’ Our great difficulty is to get men’s eyes off themselves, off their works, off their forms and ceremonies, off mere creed-religion, and to get them to look at the living Christ… Jesus only is the one hope of sinners; let him be A to you, and Z, and all the letters between, the beginning and the end, and the middle, and everything else. Take your eyes off all ministers, and all books, and all feelings, and even all believings; do not even fix your gaze on your own faith…. Faith looks away from itself to the object of faith, even to Christ; and this is what the true witness desires. He will, if he can, keep men from looking anywhere but on his Master. Some look at their repentance; but if you cannot keep your eye on Christ, then away with your repentance. Some are always looking to their faith; but if there be a faith that hides Christ, away with it! Some want feelings, and right feelings we may wish to have; but as for those feelings which come between us and Christ, away with them, it is not fit that they should live. Our one business is to get men off from anything, and from everything, however good it is, that they may look alone to Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God. “ [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 520]