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Lift Up Our Eyes to Jesus

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by KenH, Mar 16, 2023.

  1. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2002
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    I will lift up mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help.—Psalms 121:1.

    " The hills afford us a pleasing idea of Jesus. As they are elevated parts of the same earth with the lowest valley, so Jesus "was found in the fashion as a man, took on him the same nature, and was in all things like unto his brethren, sin only excepted." Wherefore "God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name above every name,"—Philippians 2:9, even the precious name JESUS, the Saviour. ...

    The sight of sin that dwelleth in us causeth dejection; looking to our own righteousness and fancied excellence, begets pride and vain confidence; the power and subtlety of that malicious spirit, "the prince of the power of the air," is enough to make one tremble. This present evil world, with its honors, profits and pleasures, is exactly suited to our carnal nature. Who can withstand its smiles, renounce its carnal children, and bear their reproaches? Who is proof against these potent adversaries? Verily, with all knowledge received, all inherent grace, all past experience, we shall not be able to stand if we are not continually lifting up our eyes "looking to Jesus;" he only is our present help. We are kept by his mighty power to salvation; but let us remember it is through Christ's exalting FAITH.—1 Peter 1:5.

    To heav'n I lift my waiting eyes;
    There all my hopes are laid.
    The Lord that built the earth and skies,
    Is my perpetual aid.

    Dear Saviour, let me find thy help,
    On thee my hope I place,
    So shall I fight the fight of faith,
    And run with joy my race.

    - excerpt from William Mason's A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God, Volume 1, March 16