November 16 - Look.
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”
This should be our prayer before we ever read a Word of the Bible.
Get your eyes open…for help is available to you, if only you are looking in the right direction. There are many places we can look for help.
We can look at ourselves.
“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”
Paul acknowledged that there was nothing about him that was good. Christ Himself tells us in John 15 that without Him we can do nothing. Romans also tells us that “there is none that doeth good, no not one.”
We can look at our surroundings.
“And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.”
God wants to work miracles in our lives. He desires for us to walk upon the waters of the storms around us with our eyes focused on Him. If we allow the wind around us to get our attention, then we, like Peter, will begin to sink.
“A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.”
There was only one window in the ark. It was not located on the sides because God did not want Noah and his family to look at their surroundings. He commanded that the only window be placed in the ceiling so they only place they could look was up to Him.
We can look at our Saviour.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
What better place to look but to the Saviour?
Since we cannot look on Him physically where should we look to see Him?
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
Jesus Christ is the Word. We can hold the very Word of God in our hands if only we will take the time to look and read.
When you want to look at Jesus, look at the Word.
Ezekiel 11-12 | Mark 3 | Psalm 109
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