“… consider him….” Heb. 12:3
The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is an impressive roll-call of faith’s heroes but the list is complete only when Christ is considered. It is ever thus. No life is great that does not point to Christ. These great names from Abel through the prophets are but sign-posts that lead at last to him.
It is so with Scripture. In these pages many verses are called to mind. Start from any of them and the path leads to him. “They are they which testify of him.”
So, no matter what the theme or text, we are really considering him, for by him all Scripture consists. Satan will go to any lengths to keep you from considering the Lord. If he can put you to riding the hobby of a favorite doctrine; if he can get you to look back at yesterday’s failures, or ahead to tomorrow’s dreads, or around at the array of circumstances or within at your own weakness and poverty—anywhere but looking unto Jesus—then he is satisfied. And remember that he has many masks and will come so like an angel of light that you are scarcely aware at first that you are not considering Christ.
These pages are written that from many diverse points along the “T and O Trail,” the Trust and Obey, we might pause a moment and take a fresh look at him “lest we be wearied and faint in our minds.”