Monday, May 14, 2012

Fix Our Eyes On Jesus

The letter to the Hebrews was written to first century Jewish background believers who were being severely persecuted.

Some were even considering giving up their faith in Jesus.

The unknown author penned about the superiority of Jesus over anyone else and everything else.

He slowly built his case to culminate in the great faith chapter. In that chapter, he pointed out that some great men and women of faith lived to see the fruit of their faith while many others—also men and women of faith—died prematurely because of persecution.

Now in chapter 12, the author made his critical statement or main point of the letter.

How do we walk by faith? We walk by faith by keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus! Not fixed on our problems or difficult environment of opposition.

Jesus was the pioneer and perfecter of faith. He endured opposition to the point of crucifixion.

We will follow His example and we will patiently endure because of the joy we know that is yet to come.

Fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

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