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Gazing on the Beauty of Jesus

David made one thing the priority in His life, to gaze upon the beauty of God all the days of his life. Even when he messed up, he would always return to this place of seeking the face of God. (PS 27)

When Martha complained about Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus, His response was that Mary had chosen the one thing that was important, she had chosen what was needed. (Lk 10)

I often need to ask myself, “Are your priorities truly in order?” Is the true focus of my heart to really know this one we call our Beloved? Do I make it my first priority to gaze on Him, mediate on who He is, feast on the word as it reveals Him?

As I’ve been meditating on the opening passage of Ephesians 1, I’ve been struck by verse 3 where Paul says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” The greek word for Blessing in this passage is eulegeo, which is also where we get the word “Eulogy”. This word is a contraction of two greek words: ‘eu’ which means ‘good’ and ‘logos’ which means ‘word’ and therefore when brought together gives us the thought of ‘a good word.’

One of the things He’s shown me recently is the prayer that Paul had for all those to whom he wrote: “Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Eph 1:2. It is often called Paul’s salutation, but it is oh so much more. 

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