Dec 12 Author and Perfecter of our Faith

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Jesus came to earth as a baby small and pure, fully human and fully God. He was before all things and in Him all things hold together. 

Jesus is the Author of our faith. The Greek word for author is archegos - a combination of the word for beginning/power and the other word to lead, bring forth, and carry.  Showing us the way. 

Anne Ortlund wrote this beautiful piece about Jesus and fixing our eyes on him.
Fix your eyes on Jesus, chosen and anointed to be king.
Prophet, Priest, King — in one Anointed One, all three come together.
He's the Prophet who brings God to us.
He's the Priest brings us to God.
And, predicted Zechariah,
It is he who will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne.
And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two. (Zechariah 6:13)
A kingly Priest! A priestly King!
And He will be in a sense a double King: not only a great Monarch but a great Servant — both! A Servant King! He defies and similarity to any king before or after. No wonder the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One (Psalm 2:2).
This King upsets all their images of how a king should be.
Yet what a stir He's caused!
He is the perfecter of our faith because He lived it and perfected the example for us. He was the kingly leader both then and now!

Thank you Jesus for walking this earth in human flesh living out faith so that we would have an example of serving, loving and looking to the Father. Perfect in us   
your will.


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