Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord


J.C. Philpot

“Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.” [Psalm 25:15]

“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.” [Psalm 60:11]

What a mighty God we have to deal with!

And what would suit our case but a mighty God?

Have we not mighty SINS?

Have we not mighty TRIALS?

Have we not mighty TEMPTATIONS?

Have we not mighty foes and mighty FEARS?

And who is to deliver us from all this mighty army, except the mighty God? It is not a ‘little God’ (if I may use the expression) that will do for God’s people. They need a ‘mighty God’, because they are in circumstances where none but a mighty God can intervene in their behalf.

And it is well worth our notice that the Lord puts His people purposely into circumstances where they may avail themselves, so to speak, of His omnipotent power, and thus know from living personal experience, that He is a mighty God, not in mere doctrine and theory, but a mighty God in their special and particular behalf.

Why, if you did not feelingly and experimentally know . . .
your mighty sins,
your mighty trials,
your mighty temptations,
your mighty fears,
you would not need a mighty God.

O how this brings together the strength of God and the weakness of man! How it unites poor helpless creatures with the Majesty of heaven! How it conveys to feeble, worthless worms the very might of the Omnipotent Jehovah!

This sense of . . .
our weakness and His power,
our misery and His mercy,
our ruin and His recovery,
the aboundings of our sin and
the super-aboundings of His grace;
a feeling sense of these opposite yet harmonious things, brings us to have personal, experimental dealings with God. And it is in these personal dealings with God that the life of all religion consists.

“The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17


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