-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. -Hebrews 12:2 KJV
We have often heard the comment, "You can start well, but you must also finish well." This can leave us with a wrong impression if we take it to mean that Jesus starts our Christian life for us, but it's up to us to finish it.
We start out our Christian life by focusing our faith on the finished work of Christ upon the cross; we maintain the Christian life by focusing our faith upon the risen Christ; we carry a hope for our future by focusing our faith upon the second coming of Christ. Past, present, and future are all tied up in Christ alone.
We start well, live well, and finish well by keeping the eyes of our faith fixed upon Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith. Jesus is the starting point and the ending point of our faith journey. You will finish well, not by seeing how many good things you can do, but by never taking your eyes off Jesus.
Looking to Jesus means to pay attention to Him and to put your focus upon His face. Looking to Jesus leads to following Jesus. What did Jesus do when you looked to Him for salvation? He saved you. What does Jesus do when you look to Him each day? He lives His life in you. What will Jesus do when you look to Him at the end of your journey? He will come for you.
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