Psalms 34:5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed
To look at this scripture above
- THEY LOOKED UNTO HIM, AND WERE LIGHTENED.
To look at this a little. How can we look unto God and how do we become lightened? We look to God by trusting in the Lord. We also look unto Him by walking with Him. To look unto Him is to fix our eyes on God and to make our eyes single before Him alone. Scriptures told us where to look unto, let’s see it together…
Isaiah 51:2 LOOK UNTO ABRAHAM YOUR FATHER, AND UNTO SARAH THAT BARE YOU: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Scriptures says to look unto Abraham our father and unto Sarah that bare us. Abraham became our father of faith but not the author of our faith. He obtained it by promises through the walk of faith with God, Sarah bear us through Isaac which was a figure of Jesus Christ. These two are examples of faith for us that we can look unto, this is because they demonstrated how to look unto God by their walk of faith. We are to look unto them by how they looked unto Him-the Lord. Again let’s see where to look to…
Hebrews 12:2 LOOKING UNTO JESUS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH ; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
It says to look unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith. To look to Jesus is to set our gaze on the Lord. No matter what we see around us we just keep our gaze fixed on Him.
Let’s look at the last part of our open scripture.
- AND THEIR FACES WERE NOT ASHAMED
Now we are about to hit the nail on the head.
“Who you look to tells whether you will be ashamed or lightened”
There is a connection between looking unto Him and being enlightened and who you look unto determines whether you’ll be lightened or you’ll be ashamed. When you look or give your ears to what the devil says you’ll be ashamed. But when you give your ears to what the Lord is saying by looking to Him then you’ll be lightened because He is the Father of light. When light enters the heart it brings glory and cause the heart to turn to God. Glory is the opposite of shame. So when you look to God you’ll be lightened and then you’ll see the glory of God.
You see, when you look or give yiour ears to the devil is all shame but when you look unto God you’ll be lightened and then glory comes. To show you how light comes…
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, TO GIVE THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST.
So as we look unto Him our eyes and hearts will be lightened by the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in face of Jesus Christ. Remember it says to look unto Jesus the author of our faith, we look to His face and by looking unto Him we will be lightened by the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in His face, you know it’s says in the face of Jesus Christ. Glory to God! And as we look to Him in His face and we are lightened by the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ and so we will not be ashamed because of the glory of God in the face of Jesus.
“Beloved there is no joy in looking elsewhere, it will not bring light to our faces by Christ Jesus”
Finally, Moses is another example of the man that looked up to God in the presence of God, we knew what happened to him, his face was so lightened that the children of Israel could not look at it, he had to cast a veil on his face and by that veils covered the heart of the children of Israel. But in our time in it written of us that we behold the glory of the Lord with an open face and not with veil.
“What changes a man is light and it takes him to realms of glory in God”
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.
We understand that even as we behold or look unto God we are lightened and changed into His image from glory to glory. That’s how to look to God.