Focus on Jesus

Jesus and the cross

Jesus should be the major focus of our Christian life. He is the author and the finisher of our faith. The scriptures admonished we continually look unto him in everything we do (Hebrews 12:2).

No man can serve two masters at the same time. He will love one and despise the other. Our full attention to something else will rival the rule of Christ in our lives. We must put Christ first in our hearts and shouldn’t live for temporal things (Matthew 6:24).

We may be faced with challenges. Some, due to lack of patience, seek other means to get a solution but our hope for a solution in the time of trouble should be Christ alone. Wait for his salvation. He will come and save you in due time (Micah 7:7).

The children of Israel angered the Lord. God was angry with them and caused them to be bitten by snakes. They were later remorseful for their wrong. God asked Moses to set a serpent on a pole and that anyone who looked unto it will live. They looked on the serpent and lived (Numbers 21:5-9).

The serpent is a symbolic representation of Christ's death on the cross. As they look at the serpent and lived, so is everyone whose focus is on Christ overcomes every challenge he may face (John 3:14-15).

Some complain of unanswered prayers. The lack of answers to prayer is caused by a lack of focus on Christ. We will always find God in prayer when we seek Him with the whole of our hearts and when our whole focus is on him (Jeremiah 29:13).

A person whose focus is on Christ must also focus on his word. Irregular study of God's word takes our focus out of Christ.  God's word increases our love for him. As our love increases for him, our focus on him increases too (2 Timothy 2:15).

Focus on Jesus and you will be glad you did.

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