‘LET US FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS.’ HEBREWS 12:2 NIV
The Bible says: ‘Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.’ Now we might be tempted to think that Jesus is just the finish line and that we should keep our eyes on Him as a runner would focus on the tape. No, this Scripture is urging us to think of Jesus as our example. As the starter and finisher of our faith He not only designed the course of the race, He ran it perfectly and completely. The Greek term which is translated, ‘Fix our eyes on Jesus,’ means to look exclusively at something and study it intently while looking away from all distractions.
As great athletes study the films of champions to discover their techniques, we are encouraged to go to the film vault and peer intently at one scene after another as we study Christ. In the words, ‘look exclusively and thoughtfully at the one who not only designed the course, but ran it flawlessly. And run exactly as He ran.’ As He lived, you are to live. As He decided, you are to decide. As He obeyed, you are to obey. As He pleased the Father, you are to please the father. As He surrendered, you are to surrender. Do you want to be like Christ? Begin thinking less about yourself. Work toward becoming unselfish. For one full day, fix your attention on Jesus by surrendering in complete selflessness.
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Rev 1-4, Mark 15:12-20, Ps 16, Pr 13:1 www.mpbs247.org
Soul Food Reading: Rev 1-4, Mark 15:12-20, Ps 16, Pr 13:1