Friday, January 16, 2015

Keep Our Eyes on Jesus

One of the raimbows we saw last year
“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



  1. Walking with God, He does want us to keep our eyes fixed on Him. I do not think it is too late, however we really have to know our distractions!

    1. Lynn: It is very true that it is not too late. But believers in Christ need to stand firm(aka: in the gap) for Him. We also have to not allow distractions to hinder our walk.

  2. Hi Quiet Spirit -

    Good thoughts. Sadly, many who call themselves "Christian" are not. They wear the tag, but they have not given their lives to Christ.

    God bless,

    1. Susan: I saw a picture of Facebook that spoke to this issue; God doesn't want Fans; He wants FOLLOWERS.

  3. Hi Cecelia! We sure do have oceans of examples in the bible of the consequences of not listening to God. And to his son Jesus as well. There is just no question that this world would be a gentler, more equal place if we all would look to the Lord before we spoke or acted. What a heaven on earth it would be!

    You have given me a lot to think about today. Thank you!

    1. Ceil: As always, it's a treat to hear from you. Thank you for your well-thought-out comment. Even Solomon fell away from God and his people paid the price.


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