Monday, March 15, 2010

Daily devotional: Eyes on Jesus

Scripture
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 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 12:1-2 NIV

Observation
The way to live is to follow God's ways laid out in the Bible while keeping my eyes on Jesus! This approach will help us remember that this world is not our permanent home (13:14), to be satisfied with what we have rather than loving money (13:5), and to live without fear (13:6)!

Application
Keep my eyes on Jesus, and run with perseverance the race marked out for me!

Prayer
Lord, thank you for Your Son and for Your precious Word. Thank you that Your Word stands the test of time, that there is still so much we can learn from it. Thank you for providing us with so many extant copies and experts who study the ancient cultures that can help enlighten us to the settings in which these Scriptures were written. Help me today and always to keep my eyes on Jesus as I run the race You have set before me. He is what matters! I give You praise! I love you.

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