A Failure to Focus

I am working through Hebrews and opened up today to chapter 3 where it begins “Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, The Apostle and High Priest of our confession;” My goal today was to just read the chapter, but how can I go on read without pausing on this rich thought. There is so much here. So much to consider.

a failure to focusI love the richness of His Word. But too often I neglect it. I push it aside for other things, often this that seem to be good. But I miss out on HIS words. I miss His words pouring into my soul anew and experiencing the refreshment they have to offer.

How long, O Lord, will I neglect your word? How soon I forget the comfort, the peace and the joy Your words bring?!

It’s been 4 days since I last looked at Hebrews and the first thing I am struck by in this verse is “consider Jesus”. Consider Him, The Apostle and High Priest. Consider this Jesus who is God, the first born of all creation. The One who is fully of glory, who created all things. The One who sits at the right hand of God, who suffered death on a cross. (Heb 1 &2) Who “had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” (Heb 2:17)

Consider, fix your eyes on THIS Jesus. Oh how often I loose sight of who He IS. I loose sight of Him because my eyes have been fixed on the things of this world. Things that do not matter. Things that He already has control over. Things I am not to concern myself with for God is working them all out in His time and His way.

O Father….May I consider Jesus today. May I fix my eyes on Him. My I focus on YOU!

Oh Jesus help me to keep my eyes on You. Forgive me for neglecting You and Your word. Forgive me for those moments that my eyes become fixed on this world and all the worries and cares that it brings. I can not do this alone, my flesh constantly desires to turn its eyes from you, forgive me for thinking I can do it. Fill me with Your Spirit. Help me keep my eyes fixed on You and You alone. Thank you for Your grace and Your mercy. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins. Thank You for Your Spirit that lives in me. Amen.

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