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Consider Jesus

Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus
Hebrews 3:1
The word consider in our text is a Greek word that means "to observe fully, to behold or perceive." In the first two chapters in this book, the author was demonstrating the pre-eminence of Jesus, first over the prophets (Heb. 1:1-2), then over the angels (Heb. 1:3-3:18). It is in view of this exaltation of the Son of God over created beings that we are asked to "consider" Him.
I find that just as this was an issue for the church in the 1st century, so also is it pervasive in the 21st century. It seems many Christians are stumbled, and take their focus off of Jesus, because they place created things in a position of exaltation over Jesus. "Wait, Pastor Ron, no way do I have anything in my life that is ahead of my Savior!". Many may be thinking that, and in their heart of  hearts they believe it, but often time actions will belie your true heart.
I encourage you to take a look at your life, and see where your time is spent. Is there anything that you do that takes time away from fellowship with Jesus? Everyone has daily responsibilities, and many of those require much of our attention. But if you are so busy that you find little time is spent in worship, and study, and prayer, I submit that your priorities need a radical adjustment! 
Jesus just desires that we stop periodically during the day and "consider" Him. We can all spend time during the day in quiet, prayerful thought where our Lord is the center and focus of our quiet time. After all, He gave His life on the cross so that our sins can be forgiven, and we can spend eternity with Him. Surely that massive sacrifice merits a small part of our day "considering" Him!
May God richly bless you!
Be Strong in Grace
Rest In Christ Jesus


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Sunday, 16 June 2019