Holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.

Hebrews 3: 1

The ability to see a picture or to have something demonstrated is often the best way to learn a new skill, to change an old habit, or to understand a different concept. Jesus is our perfect demonstration of what life should look like, and He gave us a complete picture of the way that He lived so that we can more readily grow in our understanding and application of the righteousness that God calls all of His children to follow.

When we need to love an unlovely person, look at Jesus; when we are faced with pain and hurt, look at Jesus; when life seems cruel and unjust, look at Jesus. He shows us how we should respond to oppression in our world and in our own lives, and Christ provides us with the answers to all of our most troubling questions and concerns. Jesus experienced it all, and His Spirit caused all of His experience to be set down for us in His word; then, that same Spirit talks to our hearts to explain how these events that took place 2,000 years ago are even more valuable and pertinent today then ever before.

If you are in Christ, you are in this life with God, and the Lord, God Almighty of the Universe, is in your life with you. He loves you totally; He leads your steps through this day; and He counsels, corrects, praises, strengthens, and supports you in everything. Turn to the Lord with praise and worship throughout every day, for He is the only true High Priest of your life’s journey, and His truth, which is based upon real life experiences, will take you through this day with heart-deep peace and joy.