“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, and He scorned its shame.”

One of Dawson’s Favorite Verses

Here’s a word from Dawson…

One of my favorite verses is Hebrews 12:2, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith.” Now this is the part I want to camp on, “But who for the joy set before him…”  Who’s that? That’s you and me walking with Him by faith.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before Him … endured the cross.” He did endure the cross, scorning its shame. You know what that means? Jesus is on the cross. He’s suffering horribly, but He sees us. He sees we’re going to be together forever with the Lord, and He has so much joy that he just scorns its shame. He just spit on it. It’s no big deal – in comparison. It is a big deal but in comparison – for Jesus to see us with Him forever – no big deal. He scorned the shame because He love us so much.

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, and He scorned its shame.” 

I believe when Jesus hung on the cross, He looked out, standing on that nail, dying, and saw you and me; and said, “Let’s go. I’m going to die for you. I love you.” That should get our attention! If that doesn’t move you, your half dead. But I know it has. Boy, Jesus loves you and me. Don’t ask me why. That’s beyond me, but He does, and we’ll take it.

My friend, Dawson McAllister, created many timely life lessons for the everyday challenges we all face, I’m honored to continue sharing them with you each week.

Your Friend,
Tim Altman
President and CEO
Dawson McAllister Association/TheHopeLine, Inc.

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