By Karen Polich
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
In reading today, I found myself thinking about what gets my attention and focus. Family, work, church, money, leisure, friends, my time and personal desires, the list could go on… We have so many things in our lives demanding our attention. Many are important, but what should be our first priority?
Jesus. There is no one greater, not the angels, nor apostles or prophets.
Those of the first New Testament churches may have struggled with the ways of the old covenant versus the new covenant, but ultimately, it was more a question of their focus. Are we so different from these early believers?
Are we putting something above Jesus? Despite the history of God’s people and the knowledge of Christ, early followers still needed reminders.
Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.
God’s Word tells us to “fix our eyes and our thoughts” on Jesus. As we embrace each day, a “Jesus first” attitude will impact everything else we do. It is a choice we get to make. The world is full of distractions and struggles. Despite any of that, we have a choice to be obedient or fall into rebellion.
Regardless of responsibilities and expectations, it comes down to one thing. What are we “fixed” on? We may not be distracted by angels or prophets, but are we focused on Jesus?
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