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Fixed Eyes

Hello, God has given me something in Psalm 141:8 which says,

“But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord;
    in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.”

David is saying that his eyes were fixed on God, and he was asking God to not give him over to death. Of course this makes sense; David doesn’t want to die. If David took refuge in God, then he shouldn’t die, right?

David was a sinner, though. So, why shouldn’t he die? Because of the sacrifice. What sacrifice? Well, David new that a mediator was coming. He believed in that mediator, that savior. And He was saved by a savior who was to come thousands of years later. He believed in Jesus, who would be our savior, and he was saved.

Application: How does this passage apply to us? Several ways: We were sinners. We deserved to die, but Jesus came down and died for us. He became our refuge, and He was given over to our death so that we could live. Now, we are saved! The second way that it applies to us: We are told to fix our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 2:2:

fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

We need to fix our eyes on Jesus, who is the perfecter of faith. He “for the joy set before Him” took the cross for us. Now, we need to fix our eyes on Jesus, and tell the world about the Gospel, and what Jesus did for us. There is a wonderful reason to fix our eyes on Jesus: and that is that He gave His blood to atone for our sins, and He died on a cross even though He didn’t deserve it. He died on a cross for us! Praise God!

Dear Father in Heaven,

Thank You for giving Your son to die for me. Please help me to fix my eyes on You, and to spread the Gospel to others, Lord. Please help me to love You more. Thank You for loving me so much. Thank You that You made me Your child, and that You have done so much for me. Thank You for blessing me so much. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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