Consider Jesus

“Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was in all God’s household.

                                                                                    — Hebrews 3: 1-2

Consider Jesus. It’s only two words but they can change everything about who you are, what you do and how you do it. 

As we look at this scripture, we need to know a little about the author and who he is writing to.  The author of Hebrews was writing to a population that was in danger of falling to their unbelief.  They were close to renouncing Christ as Lord and going back to their old ways.  They were probably newish Christians living in Rome, a city full of false gods and an “anything goes” attitude.  “If it feels good, do it!” They were trying to hold on to the old ways, not moving forward with Christ.  Sound familiar?  Our Society is still struggling with a loose moral system.

The author of Hebrews is telling his congregation to consider Jesus in everything, not just a couple of things but everything. Consider means to fix attention on something in such a way that its inner meaning, the lesson it is designed to teach, may be learned. When we fix our focus on Jesus Christ, it allows us to take on his personality, His ways, His thoughts and His actions.  We become more like Him and leave our sin nature lying in the dust.  We become a society filled with love and compassion for our fellow man….something that I think you’ll agree…we all need a little more of. 

How many times do you consider Jesus before you make decisions of any type? My prayer for you, my sweet friend, is that you will make a more conscious effort to consider or remember Jesus through out your day in all of your decisions. It doesn’t matter the size of the task, just think about Jesus.  As the scripture states in verse 2, Jesus is faithful.   He is faithful to the Father and he is faithful to us.  

One last thing, when everything around you feels like it is falling apart or maybe just at a stalemate, remember Jesus! You just might be surprised at the outcome!

Don’t forget…Be a pineapple!  Stay sweet and Stand tall!

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