Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Why focus on Jesus?

I'm constantly having to refocus,
recalibrate my thoughts and priorities because I wander.

I wander from the main issue of life and get in trouble.  

We face a culture that is forcing us to focus on the main thing or get lost in the confusions of the day.  So we struggle to somehow balance the ideas of grace and truth, of being gracious to those who disagree while still telling the truth about right and wrong, but we always fall on one side or the other.  When we try to balance grace and truth we always lose our balance and fall.

To get this right we have to keep our focus on Jesus.  

John 1 says this,

"grace and truth came through Jesus Christ."

If I am going to keep grace and truth balanced I can't focus on either one, I have to focus on Jesus...only in him do they balance, only as I walk in him can I stay on the tightrope of grace AND truth balanced in love.

Why focus on Jesus?  Because when I do, when I live as Hebrews 12 invites me, 

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith."

Then I am able to love others well, teach grace clearly and model Christ rightly.  

Why focus on Jesus?  
Because in him we all find the grace we need and the truth that will correct the errors we each get into so easily.

Why focus on Jesus?
There is nothing more important!  No topic more relevant, no question more important than this one,

What do you think about Jesus?  Who is he?

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