“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”

This wonderful hymn that tells us about trusting in our Loving Jesus is what we need to do was written by Edward Mote in 1837.

I found many sites that talk about him. He was born in London on January 21, 1874. His parents were not believers, but he came to the Lord while he was still a boy. The last 26 years of his life he was the pastor of a Baptist Church in Horsham, Sussex, England.  He passed away in Sussex on November 13, 1874. He wrote many pamphlets and hymns of praise.  I encourage you to read more about this wonderful man of God by doing an internet search.

In Psalm 62:5-7 King David wrote,

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
    for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is God.


Charles Spurgeon writes in his Morning by Morning Devotional, “the Holy Spirit turns our eyes entirely away from self.” He tells us that we are nothing, but that Christ is everything. “Remember, therefore, it is not your hold of Christ that saves you – it is Christ; it is not your joy in Christ that saves you – it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, although that is an instrument – it is Christ’s blood and merits.”

We know that what this world is telling us about “self” is all untrue. This thing that we need to trust in ourselves and continue to look to “self” for all our security and significance is not coming from God but from the father of lies, Satan. We know that without Christ we are nothing because we “all have sinned” as Paul tells us in Romans 3:23 . In Colossians 3:11 we read that “…Christ is all, and in all.” Since He is our creator and Savior, He is the only one we can always trust and in whom we need to keep our eyes focused at all times. In Ephesians 4:22-23 Paul tells us “to put off your old self” and to “…put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” Oh Lord how trust worthy and comforting Your Word is, thank You.

“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” performed by Sovereign Grace Music


Prayer, Dear Sweet Lord, thank You so much for people like Edward Mote who write wonderful hymns of praise to You.  Help us to learn more about the saints that have gone before us who encourage us to follow You.  Forgive us for not being the godly people You call us to be.  May Your Holy Spirit keep us always looking to You for our significance and security.  In Your precious name we pray, Amen


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