March 19, 2010

Look...

I just re-started reading through some of Spurgeon's Sermons. It is a set that I received as a gift from my wife several years ago. I read this yesterday, and thought I would share it.

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 to 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.

~ C.H. Spurgeon