Second in a series of two studies from Hebrews 12
“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2).
Rather than being discouraged in the face of adversity, these Hebrew Christians should be inspired by Jesus—the writer says they should cast their eyes upon Him who not only endured the humiliation and excruciating agony of the cross but did so with joy.
An author is one who writes—that is, he originates a piece of writing. Not only did Jesus “write” Christianity but also He did everything necessary to complete God’s requirements for the Christian system. Without Him, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to come to God as Christians and be a part of His spiritual family.
So, as disappointment, and sometimes even despair, casts a shadow across our pathway, may we rise above such and fasten our eyes upon the One who paid the ultimate price so that we have a home in heaven.