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

Hebrews 3: 1, 2

 

What does it mean, to consider Jesus? When something or someone is given consideration, they are looked at closely, regarded seriously, and valued for what or who they truly are. This is a part of what we are being asked to do here, and it seems to me that this is something that we don’t do nearly enough of in the normal course of life, either. I fear that I don’t take the time that I should to really look at Jesus, for this means that I am taking my eyes off of the many other things that attract or that draw them in. When I stop to reflect upon what I put time into and grant my attention to, there are many lesser objects that gain substantial amounts of both my time and my focused thought and emotional investment. How much of that personal capital could have been invested in knowing Christ better and in listening for His will and way of living to be imparted to me?

 

Moses is given here as an example of a person who was able to filter out the noise of his world and who thus kept his eyes upon the Lord when others turned disastrously away. Now Moses was far from a perfect person. He had his own times of doubt and certainly did not always lead well. Yet, he did remain true to the Lord’s calling for his life, and he was a faithful servant of the Lord’s will. He continued to step out in faith in front of the people that he was to lead, and Moses did continuously point them toward God and into the direction that He was taking them. This was true even hen that direction was hard and the end goal of a new home was not so easy to see. Jesus is like Moses in His faithfulness to God’s will and direction, and yet, Jesus is far greater than Moses in that He never doubted or faltered in His execution of the Lord’s desires for Him.

 

We are never directed by God to focus our attention or our worship upon Moses, for he is nothing more than an example of another human who followed God. Instead, we are directed to look upon Jesus and to worship Christ as our true Lord and the Savior of our souls. He is the one who takes us out of the wilderness of our sinful and lost states and brings us into the eternal presence of God in a state of redeemed holiness that reflects Christ’s own glory. This is the one person who has walked upon this earth who is worthy of this sort of deep and continuous consideration. Jesus is our example of absolute faithfulness to God, and He is also our true and courageous guide through the troubles, trials, and distractions of our days and into the glory of service to God and to His Kingdom. So, when I place priorities on my calendar for this day, let me choose to fill the page with, “Consider Jesus!”

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