Is Jesus the Focus of Our Faith?

Where is the main focus of our faith? Is it in the head of a religious organization, or maybe the person speaking at a church service? Is it in what is written in the Bible or our effort spent in reading it? Is it in the actions of an alluring individual healing the sick? Is it in prayer? Is it in all of our good works and efforts we’ve accomplished for God? Is it in a literal cross mounted on a place of worship, or hanging on a chain around someone’s neck? Or is it solely in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross?

The Focus of Our Faith Isn’t Good Works but Jesus Himself

Reading the Bible is wonderful, prayer is essential, and proclaiming the Gospel needs to be done, but they are, in themselves, only the results of a relationship with Jesus our Master and Savior—not the primary goal. The focus of our faith and belief is not to be in the means—it is to be in the Master Himself.

Heavenly Father, forgive us for allowing things other than your Son be the only focus of our faith instead of your Son alone. Help us to place us faith solely in Christ and what He has done on the cross. May our ways and thoughts be on your Son and not on the products of our relationship with Him. Keep us from focusing on anything or anyone other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Amen.

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