“Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling,
Fix your eyes on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.”
Hebrews 3:1 (NIV)
The writer of Hebrews tells us we need to look to Jesus. He is talking to us, not to non-believers. We have written evidence that the people of Israel didn’t always do this. As we read the Old Testament, we see kings ascend the throne who did as they themselves chose. In Biblical terms, they did what was good in their own eyes.
In Sunday school recently, we talked on the importance of keeping our eyes on Christ. One lady said that over the centuries, the church hadn’t done this. We named several events in history that transpired because people chose to ‘do what (they thought) was right’ at the expense of other people groups. The Spanish Inquisition, The Crusades, and The Holocaust came to mind.
Have you ever wondered how our world would be if Christians, those called by God’s name, would look to Jesus before doing anything else? What about our personal lives, would they be different? Can we do this or is it too late?
Dear Lord God:
We thank You for Who You are. We thank You for the many acts of kindness You perform. Please show us how to keep our eyes on You. Guide us as we walk through each day You give us. Let Your light shine through us in order for those around us to see You. We will give You the praise. In the Name of Jesus we pray, AMEN