“…looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”
July 24, 2020
If we will look to Jesus, Jesus will be the author and finisher of our faith. The word “author” in the Greek literally means “example,” “leader,” or “originator.” Jesus is the example of faith, but He’s also the originator of our faith. Faith comes from beholding the Lord Jesus Christ, from looking at Him.
You see, all the other heroes of the faith mentioned in Hebrews 11 can cheer us on, but they’re not our chief example. Jesus is the One who never sinned, who never failed. The more you behold the Lord Jesus Christ, the more you’ll know He is the author and finisher.
He’s the one who originates the race. He’s the one who fires the starting gun. He’s the goal toward which we run. He is the coach who runs alongside us and gives us courage and strength to run.
It is Jesus all the way. If you want faith, fix your eyes upon Jesus Christ. Keep “looking unto Jesus.” Your faith will grow.