A devotional thought from Geoff Ashley for “Jesus’ Work”
Hebrews 3:1-2: “Therefore, holy brothers and companions in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession; He was faithful to the One who appointed Him, just as Moses was in all God’s household.”
Consider Jesus. That is what we hope to do in this session—simply think about the Lord Jesus Christ.
The word translated “consider” is often rendered “look at” or “notice”; therefore, the call to consider Christ is a charge to the labor of observation. Consider how easy it is to stare at something truly beautiful. Is it terribly difficult to gaze in amazement at the Grand Canyon? Do most people hurriedly stroll through the Louvre in boredom?
If Christ is beautiful, majestic, and glorious—and He is—then the call to consider Him should be a duty of delight. As a command of Scripture, it is a duty. But as with all of God’s commands, it is not a call to begrudging submission but rather a charge to pursue glory, beauty, and reward.
Consider Christ from the perspective of His work and in particular His fulfillment of the three offices of the Old Testament—prophet, priest and king. Not only is Christ the better and ultimate prophet, priest, and king, but also we, as His people, are called to mirror Him to some degree in these offices.
Consider Jesus—who He is, what He has done, what He is doing.
Pause and Reflect
• Spend some time contemplating Jesus. What titles or images come to mind? What particular stories? What sayings or teachings?
• How faithful are you in the call to consistently consider Christ? How can you prioritize this opportunity in your life?