He was so good and I am so evil: He was so strong and I am so weak: He was so bold and I am so cowardly. "Looking unto Jesus," moreover, as an object of love. The sea sets onward through the Straits of Messina with a heaving swell, smooth, yet unflagging, even when the winds are silent and the skies are clear; the Tiber rushes onward, mad and swollen, century after century, by the Sylvan's Cave; now like the restful, now like the restless waters, human waves unnumbered of the rising and falling peoples have swept over the hills and plains of Italy, have passed and disappeared; civilisations many, dim or brilliant, across the histories of Greece, of Syria, of the twilight East, have danced into the sunlight and died into the shade; but, in storm or summer stillness Soracte has towered above the dim Campagna and the Sabine Mountains, calm and stately and crowned with snow; and amid all human agonies and the tragedies of the peoples, the giants of the Abarim, folding round them their draperies of purple, have watched the starlight, or wrapped in their robes of roseate brilliance, have reckoned with the dawn. Those of us who could, got into the shelter of the pier, and, glass in hand, watched the movements of the hard-pressed sloop. "Have you got it?" It is sin which needs to be repented, to be resisted, and to receive as sin the cleansing of Christ.1. Keep no league with it; for Christ will never abide in the same heart with that subtle and greedy tyrant. It was a picture of our blessed Saviour on the Cross; and Doctor Franklin, whom many, in these evil days, have desired to make an infidel outright, died while gazing upon it with wistful eyes, his whole countenance lighted up with a sweet and placid smile. Summerfield, M. They had no more natural goodness than we; but they overcame it all, and it was in the strength of the Lord they did so. The cloud of witnesses. BY STIMULATING OUR HOPE AND COURAGE. They were not perfect patterns, and so are not safe to be followed in everything. RELIGION IN ITS ACTIVITIES.1. )Looking unto JesusBishop Ryle.The expression before us is one of the pithy golden sayings which stand out here and there on the face of the New Testament, and demand special attention. She went joyfully home, and I can suppose her children to have said to her, "Mother, how are you looking so happy? Guthrie. If we would be Christians indeed, we must "arm ourselves with the same mind" (1 Peter 4:1); and, according to His direction, deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow Him (Matthew 16:24).4. He goes before us in the path of faith, and as leading us into faith, and as guiding us into this path, He is "the author," or the "prince of faith." It taught her the lesson, that, in the hour of danger and trouble, deliverance is to be found, and found only, by looking unto Jesus.(T. By trusting it. The husbandman ploughs, not merely to keep himself busy, and with no further end, but ploughs that he may sow; and he sows, not for sowing sake, but sows that he may reap, and reap with advantage. The answer is found in the twofold aspect of the Cross.1. In the smallest things as in the greatest, seek to be what He was, to do what He did, to follow in His footsteps.3. Because He is the supremest object of human interest. (2) We are not only sustained by looking unto Jesus, but we are inspirited thereby. But setting aside all this, which lies upon the very surface of the text, look at the career of the Saviour in another point of view. "Looking unto Jesus" — we are to copy Him as our pattern. THE PERSON" SET FORTH HERE IS JESUS; He, whose name is the light and glory of Scripture; whose coming and work formed the subject of ancient type, and symbol, and prophecy.1. 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