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  Looking Unto Jesus Day 33

 

Looking unto Jesus and not at the interests of our cause, of our party, of our church, and still less at our personal interests. The single object of our life is the glory of God; if we do not make it the supreme goal of our efforts, we deprive ourselves of His help, for His grace is only at the service of His glory. If, on the contrary, it is His glory that we seek above all, we can always count on His grace.

His grace is only at the service of His glory.  Humanism says, “the chief end of all being is the happiness of man.”  Christianity says, “the chief end of all being is the glory of God.”  When we seek our own interests and glory we will always trespass on the rights and needs of others.  The standard of Christian fellowship is a common bath in the blood of the Lamb.  Any vision for the church that adds to that standard is the interests of our cause, of our party, of our church.  The glory God’s seeks is that glory that draws all people to the open wounds of the Savior for healing and for life.  When God seeks His own glory He seeks that which is best for all.  What people need now and always is that God would be glorified in every element of their lives.  So when I live for God’s glory as the Lord Jesus lived for God’s glory, I live that life which offers blessing to all.  I receive grace in order to be made a conduit of that grace to the glory of God.

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: "Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.                                                               John 17:1-5

 Can We Pray?  I confess, dear God, a life tending to my own designs and dreams.  Lord turn me back to thy bleeding wounds bore for me on Calvary.  Let me live to lift up the Savior and so grant me grace to the end that men might be drawn to Him.  May the sole consideration I have over all things be to bring You glory.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

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