Are You Looking Unto Jesus?

By Adrian Rogers

PRAY OVER THIS:

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 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.”…

(Hebrews 12:1-2)

PONDER THIS:

Some people don’t have faith because they have their eyes on everything other than the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t look at others; look to Jesus. Don’t look at yourself; look to Jesus. Don’t look at circumstances; look to Jesus. Don’t look at Satan; look to Jesus. Look away from everything else. That’s literally what the Greek word means when it says, “Looking unto Jesus.” It literally means, “Looking away from everything else and looking to Jesus.” Faith is “Forsaking all, I trust Him.” The object of your faith must be God. Your faith is no better than its object.

Don’t put faith in faith; put faith in Jesus. The devil used to pull that trick on me. He used to ask, “Adrian, how do you know that you really believe enough?” After a while, I learned how to turn the tables on him. I’d say, “You know, devil, you’re right, my faith is weak, but Jesus is wonderful. I’m not putting my faith in my faith. I’m putting my faith in Jesus.” Jesus never said, “Look at your look.” He says, “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth!” (Isaiah 45:22). Don’t look at your look, and don’t put faith in faith—put faith in Jesus. Faith in faith is positive thinking. Faith in Jesus is salvation.

  • Have you ever doubted your faith? What was that like?
  • What is the difference between putting your faith in faith and putting your faith in Jesus?

PRACTICE THIS:

Make a list of things that you may be looking to instead of Jesus. Repent and ask Jesus to help you look to Him completely.

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