Tag: King

Look unto Him

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

We would see Jesus —John 12:21

Glory to Jesus for all the things laid up for us in the days to come. Glory to Him for all the visions of service in the future, the opportunities of doing good that are far away as well as close at hand.

Our Savior was able to despise the cross for the joy that was before Him. Let us look up to Him, and rise up to Him until we reach the peak and are able to look out from the mount of vision over all the distant land. Not a single thing will come to us in all the future in which we may not be able to see the King in His beauty. Let us be very sure that we look at nothing else. Our pupils will then become so impressed as they look at this vision that they will not be able to reflect anything else.

My small son came to ‘ me once and said, “Papa, look for a long time at that golden sign across the street. Now look at that brick wall and tell me what you see.”

Why, I see the yellow sign on the brick wall,” I replied. And he laughed merrily over it.

So, if we look a long time upon Jesus we cannot look at anything else without seeing a reflection of Him. Everything which we behold will become a part of Him.

by A.B. Simpson

 

The Blessings Of The Pauper

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

There is an Asian legend about a poor man who approached his king with a complaint concerning his poverty. “The only things I own are these rags,” he said. “I’ll give you riches,” the king replied, “pleasures, and honors on the condition that you give me half of what you now own.” The poor man thought it sounded like a good deal. After all, he only owned rags. “You have two boys,” the king continued, “give me one. You have two eyes, two ears, two arms, two feet, two hands, give me one of each.” It was then that the beggar realized how blessed he was. What he had in his poverty was worth far more than any riches, any honors, or any pleasures that the king could give him.

So too, you may be looking at what you don’t have. But what you have in God is worth far more than anything you don’t. If you had the riches of the entire world, but not the Lord, you would have nothing. But if you’re saved, you are more blessed than the richest of this world. Rejoice in your blessings.

Today’s Mission – Today, practice the holy act of giving thanks. Give thanks for all the blessings you may be taking for granted.

by Jonathan Cahn