Focus on Christ

“Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 ESV

A word to myself…anyone else?

“The first device that Satan has to keep souls in a sad, doubting, and questioning condition, and so making their life a hell, is by causing them to be still poring and musing upon sin, to mind their sins more than their Savior; yes, so to mind their sins as to forget, yes, to neglect their Savior, that, as the Psalmist speaks, ‘The Lord is not in all their thoughts’ (Psalm 10:4). Their eyes are so fixed upon their disease, that they cannot see the remedy, though it be near; and they do so muse upon their debts, that they have neither mind nor heart to think of their Surety. A Christian should wear Christ in his bosom as a flower of delight, for he is a whole paradise of delight. He who minds not Christ more than his sin, can never be thankful and fruitful as he should.”

From Puritan Thomas Brooks’ book Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices

HT:  Tony Reinke

2 thoughts on “Focus on Christ

  1. So true, the convo I had with dad a few days ago I was talking about how the lord told me ” Stop, reminding me of old sin..let go..” because He has..

    • Yes, Joy! We keep ‘going there’ and the Lord says to move on! It *should* be enough for us to deal with our daily sins, without going back too far 🙂

      This quote meant so much to me, because I tend to compare myself with others ALL THE TIME. So if others seem closer/further from the Lord, I judge myself accordingly. But, I’m supposed to focus on JESUS. Not others. Not myself or my sin. Him.

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