Change Your Plan: Consider Christ

The following is an excerpt from Robert Murray M’Cheyne.  This sermon covered Hebrews 3:1, – “Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus.”  It was preached in Dundee, 1836.

I would plead with believers. – Some of you have really been brought by God to believe in Jesus.  Yet you have no abiding peace, and very little growing in holiness.  Why is this?  It is because your eye is fixed anywhere but on Christ.  You are so busy looking at books, or looking at men, or looking at the world, that you have no time, no heart, for looking at Christ.

No wonder you have little peace and joy in believing.  No wonder you live so inconsistent and unholy a life.  Change your plan.  Consider the greatness and glory of Christ, who has undertaken all in the stead of sinners, and you would find it quite impossible to walk in darkness, or to walk in sin.  Oh, what mean, despicable thoughts you have of the glorious Immanuel!  Lift your eyes from your own bosom, downcast believer, – look upon Jesus.  It is good to consider your ways, but it is far better to consider Christ.

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