Sunday, February 14, 2021

Daily Devotion: THE WRONG LORD

Bible Reading: Hebrews 12:1-10

Key Verse: Verse 2 - " 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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Key Words: Looking unto Jesus

What we focus on plays a large role in our actions or what we do.

In regard to our focus, Robert J. Morgan writes: “When businessman Alan Emery was in the wool business, he once spent an evening with a shepherd on the Texas prairie. During the night, the long wail of coyotes pierced the air. The shepherd’s dogs growled and peered into the darkness. The sheep, which had been sleeping, lumbered to their feet, alarmed, bleating pitifully. The shepherd tossed more logs onto the fire, and the flames shot up. In the glow, Alan looked out and saw thousands of little lights. What were they? Then he realized those lights were reflections of the fire in the eyes of the sheep.

 “‘In the midst of danger,’ he observed, ‘the sheep were not looking out into the darkness (where the coyotes were), but the sheep were keeping their eyes set in the direction of their safety, looking toward the shepherd.’ They looked to the shepherd to protect them. I couldn’t help but think of Hebrews 12: ‘looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith… .’”

When we look to the wrong source for our strength, provision and protection, we produce a self-induced trial which with the right look, could have been prevented.

What to do:

✞ Look unto Jesus!

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