Saturday, November 19, 2011

Always Look To Christ - The Gospel (Part 9 of ∞)

Do not merely trust in Christ in the low points of your life. Do not merely trust in Him when you are at your weakest and sin is at its heaviest. Instead, trust Christ in both the low and the high points of your life. When you are at a high point, filled with confidence, and filled with the joy of Christ— keep on looking to Him!

If you do not look to Christ at all times, then you are sure to fall. That old saying that pride comes before a fall is true. In those moments when you feel as if you are in control of your life— when you feel as if sin is absent, and when you feel as if everything is going according to plan— it is in those moments that the temptation arises to turn your gaze away from Christ. And, oh, how easy it can be to fall prey to such temptation!

It is in the moments that we are least sorrowful over sin and most confident in ourselves that we fall. Look to Him! Look to Him in everything! Never be content with your spiritual condition. There is always more to be done. There is always a deeper communion with God to be found. Seek after that, and never stop seeking! Because if you do stop seeking, spiritual idleness will begin to creep into your life. Your pride will begin to grow, and soon, you will find yourself weeping before God because of a great fall— a fall that you could have avoided if you had been diligent to keep watch over your soul.

As Jesus said to His disciples: Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. (Matthew 26:41 ESV)

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