Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What or Who is our Focus in Persevering?

When we see Jesus, we hold fast. When we try to look at how we are holding fast, we do not hold fast. We cannot hold fast by looking at our fingers; we must look at him. We are urged throughout this epistle to see Jesus, to consider Jesus. When we meditate on his person and work, his nature and attributes, we are strengthened to hold fast. When we concentrate on “holding fast” we lose our grip and slip away. We are to have faith in Christ, not faith in our faith. We are told to hold to him, not hold to our holding” (Wilson, Douglas. Hebrews through New Eyes.  p. 101).

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