Summing Up - Let Us Fix Our Eyes On Our Lord & High Priest & His New Covenant
Today’s Word of Encouragement From Wayne:
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
After all of the beautiful in-depth, chapter after chapter, teaching concerning Jesus, our Lord and High Priest of a New Covenant, which the author of Hebrews clearly shared throughout this New Testament document, he summed things up simply and compellingly in this twelfth chapter with the exhortation for God’s New Covenant church to “run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes upon Jesus” with, once more, a reminder of the Psalm 110 prophecy “word of the oath” (Hebrews 7:28) included, in the words, “who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Jesus, Whom we are blessed to be “fixing our eyes” upon, every day, is both our “Lord” and “High Priest” of the body of Christ, right now, as prophesied by God through David in Psalm 110, and realized for us forever in our Savior.
We will honor God best as we understand, submit to, rejoice in, and keep our eyes fixed upon, the exact expressed truth of Who Jesus Christ is, in His fullness.