Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Jesus: Captain of Salvation

-Roy Lessin, Jesus Name Above All Names

It was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.  -Hebrews 2:10 NKJV

It is dangerous to follow someone if they are taking you in the wrong direction. The Bible calls false leaders "the blind leading the blind." Many people want to be leaders. Some take the lead and others are appointed to leadership. Whether self-appointed or man-appointed, every leader should be asked, "Where are you going?"

The apostle Paul was a leader, but he didn't tell people to follow him just because he said so. He told others to follow him as he followed Christ. Paul said to follow his lead, but he never said that he was leading. Jesus was the one leading Paul, and Paul didn't want anyone who didn't want to be led by Jesus to follow him. 

As Captain of our Salvation, Jesus leads the way to the eternal city and its glorious riches. Jesus is the pioneer, blazing the trail to heaven's door. He knows the way through the wilderness of sin, through the darkness of this world, through the quicksand of lies and deception, and through the labyrinth of false gods and empty worship. As a follower of Jesus Christ, you are a member of His holy band of brothers and sisters whom God is leading from glory to glory.


©2011, 2020 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Photo by Marina Bromley. All rights reserved.

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