Posted by: peebles | September 5, 2012

Hebrews 3:1 (NIV) ~ Fix your thoughts on Jesus.

Five times in Scriptures the word ‘fix’ is used by God to give us direction. God gives us a clear direction to keep our focus fixed upon His will; for us to permanently maintain our focus, our center of attention, firmly on God.
1 ~ Deuteronomy 11:18 (NIV) Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds.
Here, God encourages you to keep your heart and mind, your intellect and the very fiber of your being, always feasting on the word of God, constantly meditating on His word and doing His will.
2 ~ Proverbs 4:24-31 (NIV) Fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
This verse cautions you to keep your direction on the right path, to follow only His ways, to not be side-tracked by distractions, but to stay on the firm path of the King’s highway.
3 ~  2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV) So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
This is a reminder to keep looking through the eyes of faith to God, and the things of heaven. For the things of this world will pass, but the eternal things of God will never fade or pass away. Keep your focus in the center of His will.
4 ~  Hebrews 3:1 (NIV) Fix your thoughts on Jesus.
Your thoughts can be the hardest battleground to fight for. Nevertheless, when you keep your thoughts fixed on Jesus, He will guard your heart and mind and keep you pure. When you fix your thoughts on Jesus, you do not dwell on the negative things of this world, but rather the positive attributes of the Kingdom of God.
5 ~ Hebrews 12:2 (NIV) Let us fix our eyes on Jesus.
There is no one more beautiful than Jesus to fix your eyes upon. Fix your eyes on His ultimate sacrifice on the cross of Calvary for your sins. Fix your eyes upon His glorious resurrection; fix your eyes upon Jesus, the Lover of your soul. Fix your eyes upon Jesus to be saved, healed, delivered and set free. Fix your eyes upon Jesus in your time of need. Fix your eyes on Jesus at all times.
My friend, as the Bible says in five different occasions, each with a practical and life-changing meaning, ‘Let us fix’ our hearts, our minds, our gaze, our thoughts and our eyes constantly upon God’s word, the things of His kingdom, His direction, things that are eternal in heaven, but most of all, let us fix our eyes on Jesus and never take them off Him.
God bless you my friend, Matthew

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