The Outward, Upward Look (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

21 Nov

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
The Outward, Upward Look
November 21
Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:22)

This is a promise of promises. It lies at the foundation of our spiritual life. Salvation comes through a look at Him who is “a just God and a Saviour.” How simple is the direction! “Look unto me.” How reasonable is the requirement! Surely the creature should look to the Creator. We have looked elsewhere long enough; it is time that we look alone to Him who invites our expectation and promises to give us His salvation.
Only a look! Will we not look at once? We are to bring nothing in ourselves but to look outward and upward to our Lord on His throne, whither He has gone up from the cross. A look requires no preparation, no violent effort: it needs neither wit nor wisdom, wealth nor strength. All that we need is in the Lord our God, and if we look to Him for everything, that everything shall be ours, and we shall be saved.
Come, far-off ones, look hither! Ye ends of the earth, turn your eyes this way! As from the furthest regions men may see the sun and enjoy his light, so you who lie in death’s borders at the very gates of hell may by a look receive the light of God, the life of heaven, the salvation of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God and therefore able to save.

From the Faith’s Checkbook Mobile Devotional Android app –


Posted by on November 21, 2012 in Christianity, Church, Devotionals


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2 responses to “The Outward, Upward Look (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. terry1954

    November 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    i hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Bonita. May the Lord bless you, your family, and your meal……..

    • forhisgloryandpraise

      December 6, 2012 at 8:37 PM

      Sorry I wasn’t on here to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. We had company all week…a house full, and I had to push myself to be up even in pain. I’m learning that some people have no respect for those in poor health or walking with a cane. It was hard to see my Grandson’s father lay all over the sofa so I couldn’t sit down in the only seat that is comfortable on my back. And yet listen to him talk about how his mother has fibromyalgia too. Poor woman, I’m sure he doesn’t move for her either. But I kept my cool, and just enjoyed having my daughter and grandson here with me. I hope your Thanksgiving was blessed. I also pray you have a Blessed Christmas too.


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