Heb. 12: 2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (NIV 84)
So what are you looking at and why is this important? In 1 Jn. 2:16 it says, “For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does—comes not from the Father but from the world.” (NIV 84)
The eyes are the gate to the soul. What you see has an impact on what you think and what you feel. Now the old saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover does have some reference here - if you can’t see the cover, you can’t judge the book. But it is the same eyes that have to open the book and read what is inside to discover if what is there is worth your time.
That is why we need to fix our eyes on Jesus. We don’t want to just “see” Him. We want to know Him. We want to “read” our faith from the one who has created it for us!
Another old saying is, “What you see is what you get.” Well what do you see when you look at Jesus? Look again! There’s more!