“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22
“First, to whom does God tell us to look for salvation? O, does it not lower the pride of man, when we hear the Lord say, ‘Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth?’ It is not, ‘Look to your priest, and be ye saved:’ if you did, there would be another god, and beside him there would be some one else. It is not, ‘Look to yourself;’ if so, then there would be a being who might arrogate some of the praise of salvation. But it is ‘Look unto me.’ How frequently you who are coming to Christ look to yourselves. ‘O!’ you say, ‘I do not repent enough.’ That is looking to yourself. ‘I do not believe enough.’ That is looking to yourself. ‘I am too unworthy.’ That is looking to yourself. ‘ I cannot discover,’ says another, ‘that I have any righteousness.’ It is quite right to say that you have not any righteousness; but it is quite wrong to look for any. It is, ‘Look unto me.’ God will have you turn your eye off yourself and look unto him. The hardest thing in the world is to turn a man’s eye off himself; as long as he lives, he always has a predilection to turn his eyes inside, and look at himself; whereas God says, ‘Look unto me.'”
Charles Spurgeon in his sermon, Sovereignty and Salvation.
“Think not, O poor downcast child of God, because the scars of thine old sins have marred thy beauty, that he loves thee less because of that blemish.”Posted: 12.31.2013
Charles Spurgeon in his sermon, The Comforter.
It reminds us that where our heart is, there our treasure will be. And if our Treasure isn’t Christ, we will live with our hands closed around the things we desire. When this happens, our affections are directed to something/someone other than Christ and will eventually consume and destroy us. It’s hardly ever blatant, but rather enticing and deceptive, slowly but surely stealing us away.