What a way to start the week!

“It is always 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 pay attention to ourselves instead of to 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 do not have the joy of His children; you have such a weak 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.’”

- Charles Spurgeon, Morning by Morning (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2001), 188.

HT to Of First Importance

Comments

jeri said…
Hurray!!! :)
Ev said…
I love this! This is something that God just taught me. I have spent so much time agonizing over my failures and shortcomings, sinking into depression. God showed me that my eyes need to stay focused on Him and that I MUST remember that His grace is sufficient for all my needs!!! Yay!!

EV
barrywallace said…
That's a great quote. It reminds me of another I've seen attributed to Robert Murray M'Cheyne, which you've probably seen before: "For every look at self, take ten looks at Christ."

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