Saturday, November 29, 2014

Robertson: the source of comfort

Saturday, November 29, 2014
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
    —Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)
    The mistake we make is to look for a source of comfort in ourselves: self-contemplation, instead of gazing upon God. In other words, we look for comfort precisely where comfort never can be.
    ... Frederick W. Robertson (1816-1853), Sermons Preached at Trinity Chapel, Brighton, v. II, Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1859, p. 147 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 121:1-2; 42:1-3; 63:1-2; 84:2; 143:6; Isa. 26:9; Matt. 5:4; John 7:37-39; 16:20-22; 2 Cor. 1:3-7; Rev. 21:4
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lift my eyes to You.
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