Isaiah 45:22 - Homilies By R. Tuck
Salvation by looking.
The illustration at once suggested is that of the Israelites, healed from the bite of the serpents by looking at the God-provided brazen serpent, lifted up on high in the middle of the camp. This familiar subject needs only a bare outline of points to unfold and impress.
I. HIM TO WHOM WE SHOULD LOOK . "I, if I be lifted up," said Christ, "will draw all men unto me." "That whosoever believeth on him might not perish, but have everlasting life."
II. THE LOOK THAT SAVES .
1 . The look of conscious need.
2 . The look of personal helplessness.
3 . The look of humility.
4 . The look of faith.
III. THE SALVATION THAT COMES BY LOOKING .
1 . Salvation from the penalty due to sin.
2 . From the wrong relations brought about by sin.
3 . From the bad inward state induced by sin.
"For all within you, Guido, which sighs after a redemption, is Christ come as a Redeemer; he has redeemed your heart and your reason; he has redeemed your spirit and your body; he has redeemed yourself and nature which surrounds you" (Tholuck).—R.T.
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