Heb. 3:1 ¶ Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,
Consider Jesus! In light of all that is wrong with our world this is what needs to be shouted from the rooftops; Consider Jesus. Corruption and lies from the highest offices in our country; CONSIDER JESUS. Shouts of racism and violence in the streets; CONSIDER JESUS. Islamic terrorists, clerics, and heads of state calling for death to America and Israel; CONSIDER JESUS. There is really nowhere else to turn. Consider Jesus as the Creator who entered creation. Consider Jesus as the radiance of the Father’s Glory. Consider Jesus in His humility and suffering unto death. Consider Jesus as He was raised from the dead by the power of God. Consider Jesus as the glorified High Priest at the right hand of God. Consider Jesus as the heavenly Baptizer in the Holy Spirit. Andrew Murray also calls us to Consider Jesus again.
“The word consider, from the root of the Latin word for Star, originally means to contemplate the stars. It suggests the idea of the astronomer, and the quiet, patient, persevering, concentrated gaze with which he seeks to discover all that can be possibly known of the stars which the object of his study are. And Jesus, who is God, who became man, and perfected our human nature in His wonderful life of suffering and obedience, and now dwells in heaven to communicate to us its life and blessedness—oh, what reason there is for saying, Consider Jesus. Gaze upon Him, contemplate Him. For some increased knowledge of the stars what devotion, what enthusiasm, what sacrifices are oft-times witnessed. Oh, let the study and possession of the Son of God waken our devotion and our enthusiasm, that we may be able to tell men what beauty and what glory there is in Jesus.”
Have you taken a long look at Jesus lately? Sometimes the clatter of all of our problems distracts us. Everything from financial pressure to marital strife can block our view of the Lord. What is our response? Open up your Bible and begin to search it’s pages like an astronomer searches the heavens. You might catch a glimpse of one of the rays of His glory shining out from this Heavenly Body. You may feel the warmth of His love, taste the sweetness of His grace, or feel the power of His presence. Go ahead search the heavens in His written word, as you Consider Jesus who will become a very profound part of your life.