Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional 15 October 2019 – CHRIST OUR COMPASS
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Recommended Reading: Luke 9:51
Before the age of GPS and satellite navigation, wilderness explorers used a compass to find their way. Once the compass indicated the direction, the trick was to look into the distance and pick out a landmark—a tall tree, a structure, or a mountain peak—then walk to it. That way, detours and diversions were not disasters.
The writer of Hebrews used a similar method for navigating the Christian life in this world: “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Other modern translations say “keeping [or fixing] our eyes on Jesus” (NLT)—an exact parallel to finding a landmark in the distance and hiking toward it. While landmarks in the wilderness change, in the Christian life our landmark is always the same: Jesus, because He is “the author and finisher” of our faith. We begin and end our journey with Him.
Fix your eyes on Jesus today and you will always be on the path to His kingdom.
All my theology is reduced to this narrow compass—Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
Credit For David Jeremiah Devotional 15 October 2019 – David Jeremiah