it is not your hold of Christ that saves you—it is Christ;
it is not your joy in Christ that saves you—it is Christ;
it is not even faith in Christ, although that is the instrument—
it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore,
don’t be fixing your eyes so much on your hand with which you are grasping Christ, as on Christ;
don’t be looking at your hope, but to Jesus, the source of your hope;
don’t be looking to your faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith.
We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul.
If we would at once overcome Satan and have peace with God, it must be by “fixing our eyes on Jesus.” Simply keep your eye on Him; let
be fresh upon your mind;
when you wake in the morning look to Him;
when you lie down at night look to Him.
Oh! don’t let your hopes or fears come between you and Jesus; follow closely after Him, and He will never fail you.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness:
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
— Charles Spurgeon, “June 28 – Morning,” Morning and Evening —