Monday, September 8, 2014

day no. 13,104: the Christian life can be summarized succinctly as "looking to Christ"‏

Isaiah 45:22


Look* to Me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth.
For I am God,
and there is no other.

Salvation begins with looking to God.

We look UP to Him.

We acknowledge that we are below and honor Him as above.

We look to Him.
We look to Him alone.

We recognize Him as our only hope and we look to Him.


Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

Salvation continues by looking to Him.

We fix our eyes on Him.

We don’t look away from Him now that we are running the race.
We seek Him as the source of our salvation daily.
We trust in His perfect provision on our behalf.

We chase after His perfection in orienting our lives around His perfect commands.

We endure.
We press on.

Because we keep our eyes looking toward Him.


1 John 3:2

Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been
revealed. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him because we will
see Him as He is.

Salvation ends in seeing Him.

We look at Him face to face.
We look and our eyes transfer from faith to sight.
We end in looking at Him forever.

The whole Christian life is one of looking to Jesus.

We look to Him to save us.
We look to Him to sanctify us.
We look to Him to seal us.

At no point are we ever to look away.

It begins with Him.
It continues with Him.
It ends with Him.

The Christian life is first and foremost about looking to Christ.


*(KJV “Look,” HCSB “Turn”)

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