Fixing your thoughts on Jesus!
Scripture reading for December 12th: Hebrews 3-4
“Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. He was faithful to the one who appointed Him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor that Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.” Hebrews 3:1-3
How we need to fix our thoughts today! There is so much confusion from this world bombarding us with it’s worries, demands, and fears. The Bible is clear about where to fix our thoughts–on Jesus Christ! By focusing on Jesus we can have rest from worry, fear, and religious works that try to gain God’s favor. We can rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ!
Jesus is the Apostle and High Priest that we confess. Jesus is the one sent by God to this earth to bring good news. He died for us and rose again, becoming a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:8-10) His perfect obedience in life enabled Him to be made perfect through suffering death on a cross. He is a great High Priest who knows what we are going through and how to come to our aid! (Hebrews 4:14-16) He lives forever and is always ready to come to our aid!
Jesus is greater than Moses, who led the people out of Egypt and gave them the law of God. Moses was supposed to lead the people into the promised land, but the people rebelled. Their unbelief kept them from their inheritance! (Hebrews 3:19) Jesus alone can take us into God’s land of promise!
Jesus is greater than Joshua who also failed to lead God’s people to the full conquest of the promised land. Jesus ushers each of us into a new day–today! (Hebrews 4:6-7) As we hear His voice and respond in faith to His word, we place our full trust on God’s provision through Him! We become more than conquerors and possess our inheritance through Him.
It takes humility and faith in God’s sovereign plan to enter in. Today is the day if you need real rest! Fix your thoughts fully on the grace revealed in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior! He alone can take us all the way into God’s promised land!