Thursday, January 22, 2009


(Short Version)

Three words only, but in these three words is the whole secret of life.

"Looking unto Jesus" in the scriptures to learn who He is, what He has done, why He did it, and where He is now.

"Looking unto Jesus" incarnate, our representative, our federal head and surety.

"Looking unto Jesus" crucified, to find in His blood our ransom, our pardon, our peace.

"Looking unto Jesus" risen again, to find in Him the righteousness which alone justifies us and permits us, unworthy as we are, to approach with assurance in His name, Him who is his Father and our Father, His God and our God,

"Looking unto Jesus" glorified, to find in Him our High Priest, our heavenly advocate, appearing even now for us before the presence of God and supplying the imperfections of our persons and prayers by the efficacy of His holiness and His prayers, which the Father hears always.

"Looking unto Jesus" and not to our faith, for it is not of faith that strength comes, but it is from the Savior by faith. It is not looking unto our look: it is by looking unto Jesus.

"Looking unto Jesus" and not to our strength nor our weakness, not to our gifts nor our griefs, not to our meditations or lack of them, not to our brethern nor our enemies.

It is "looking unto Jesus" ALONE, unto Jesus AGAIN, unto Jesus ALWAYS, and unto Jesus UNTIL He comes again and "we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is."

(These are excerpts from Monod' s larger article on this subject. The entire article will be posted soon at our Cyber Word of Truth blog. Please watch for it later this month. cw


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