(Hebrews 12:2, Hebrews 4:13-16, John 1:36, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 17:5)
Learn love from Jesus.
Learn truth from Him.
Learn faithfulness from Him.
Learn friendliness from Him.
Learn humility from Him.
All we need to know in our walk and life of faith is in Jesus. Learn all from Him!
All the attributes of God’s were acted out to mankind in and through Jesus Christ our Lord.
How often do I learn from Him? How much do I learn from Him? How faithfully do I learn from Him?
Jesus: God’s gift of salvation, God’s evidence of mercy, God’s purpose of redemption and reconciliation, God’s righteousness, God’s wisdom and lots more. For all is in the Son, so we must focus on Him learning how He lived whatever virtue we want to learn from Him.
Whoever that focuses on Jesus will eventually become like Him (Acts 11:26). Then, to such person God can says, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). So, when we have gone further than becoming like Him to living like Him, the Father would say about us, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him (Matthew 17:5). Do we notice that God said the same statement in chapter 3 verse 17 and chapter 17 verse 5 but the phrase added to chapter 17 verse 5 makes a great difference. The phrase “hear ye Him” was not casually added by God. It was added in chapter 17 when Jesus has being tried and proven faithful for the world to see. In chapter 3 our Lord was just beginning His ministry and not yet tried for us to see. So, He that was tested, tempted and tried for (us) the world to see, is worthy to be followed.
Passages written about Him in the old testament showed how He would live, Matthew to John showed how He lived and Acts of Apostles to Jude talked about those that walked and lived like Him. The book of Revelations shows how He will again reign with those who focusing on Him; walked and lived like Him. Our completeness is in our Lord Jesus!
Our focusing on Jesus also involves our speaking to Him as He who lives (Jesus is alive) and not dead. Remember, He arose from the dead (that is the resurrection we preach) and ascended into heaven with the real body and not a spiritual body (John 20:24 – 29); but as the Lord of lords (Luke 24:1-8). Let our focusing also involve listening to Him. Most times we do not hear Him because it did not occur to us that He would be speaking to us too. He speaks!
Beloved, let us focus on Jesus Christ our Lord!
1) Lord Jesus, I believe that you are alive, help me to live and walk in this truth.
2) Holy Spirit, help me to focus on Jesus.
3) While I confess Jesus with my mouth, Holy Spirit, let my heart and life be faithful to this truth.
4) Lord, help me not to jeopardize my journey in you with unhealthy competition with other people.
5) Father, by Your mercy and grace, I will be the joy of Your heart, in Jesus name.