Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Hebrews 3:1-6

3 Holy brothers and sisters, God chose you to be his people. So keep thinking about Jesus. He is our apostle. He is our high priest. We believe in him. 2 Moses was faithful in everything he did in the house of God. In the same way, Jesus was faithful to the One who appointed him. 3 The person who builds a house has greater honor than the house itself. In the same way, Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses. 4 Every house is built by someone. But God is the builder of everything. 5 Moses was faithful as one who serves in the house of God. He gave witness to what God would say in days to come. 6 But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. We are his house if we continue to come boldly to God. We must also hold on to the hope we take pride in.

The scripture here calls us to fix our thoughts on Jesus. Our apostle, and our high priest. The one who was sent to us, the one was sent to us to free us from sin, and to restore us to right relationship with God our Father. I love the strength of the word fix. Something you fix in place, you don’t want to move. You don’t fix a painting to a wall, or a sign to a wall, with the thought that it could just as easily fall down. God wants our thoughts fixed on Jesus.

God calls me to fix my thoughts on Jesus. In the kind of way that my meditations about Jesus, about who He is, and what He has done for me, remain in place in my heart and mind, all the time. The fruit of this fixedness of thought is faithfulness to the one who appointed me, to my God and Father. That the fixedness of my thinking on Christ translates into my faithfulness to Christ in daily living.

Lord, I give my mind to you, afresh, this day. God, give me the power of your Holy Spirit, that I am able to fix my thoughts upon you, and so be led by you so as to experience your power to keep me strong in the calling you have given me. Amen.

Written by Ps. Rob Waugh

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