“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 (NIV)
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus . . .” As people living in the 21st Century, we have times where we have a vision issue. We look at other people rather than focus on Jesus. It seems like any time I find myself having doubts about something, I finally realize that I haven’t been looking at Jesus .
“. . . the author and perfecter of our faith. . .” God created mankind to worship Him. Jesus, guided by His Father, instilled our faith and caused it to grow. At Calvary, Jesus took upon Himself all our sin in order for us to be deemed worthy to enter heaven and live with Him forever.
” . . . who for the joy set before him endured the cross,” At Gethsemane, Jesus turned his outcome over to the Father. He knew that He would return to heaven and be reunited with God. For Jesus, the cross was not the end, He could see beyond the cross to His glorification.
“. . . scorning its shame. . .” Jesus left Gethsemane, knowing what was ahead for Him. We have no proof of fear on His part. He chose not to balk at the criminal’s death he would endure.
” . . . sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” When Jesus ascended into heaven, He took His rightful place. He still is there reigning with the Father and waiting for His time to return to earth.
Faith Statement: Faith is not knowing what the future holds but knowing who holds the future