“And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest.” (Hebrews 3:1, NLT).
The Hebrews writer is preaching about Jesus to people who are already believers. According to the Hebrews writer, Christians should give careful consideration to Jesus.
But haven’t we already done this when we believed and received His salvation?
Giving careful consideration to the person of Jesus–who He is, what he has done, and why He has done it–is important for believers.
Focusing our thinking on Jesus is a primary means for growing and persevering in our faith. “For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ” (vs. 14).
Greater understanding leads to greater appreciation. The more you know about Jesus, the more you value your relationship with Him and thus, the bigger your faith becomes.
Think carefully about Jesus and grow in faithfulness.
“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.” (Hebrews 12:1-2, NLT)