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F. B. MEYER: OVERCONCERN WITH SELF


We must not spend all our lives in cleaning our windows, or in considering whether they are clean, but in sunning ourselves in God’s blessed light. That light will soon show us what still needs to be cleansed away, and will enable us to cleanse it with unerring accuracy. Our Lord Jesus is a perfect reservoir of everything the soul of man requires for a blessed and holy life. To make much of Him, to abide in Him, to draw from Him, to receive each moment from His fullness, is therefore the only condition of soul health. But to be more concerned with self than with Him is like spending much time and thought over the senses of the body, and never using them for the purpose of receiving impressions from the world outside. Look off unto Jesus. "Delight thyself also in the Lord" (Ps. 37:4). "My soul, wait thou only upon God!" (Ps. 62:5).


(F.B. Meyer. From a sermon by Larry Wilson, Taking the Focus Off of Ourselves, 8/25/2011)

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