Consider Jesus – good advice, don ‘t you think? I mean, we could think on many other things and in the process get ourselves into a world of hurt. Think of how the world often responds to ill tidings, threats, flimsy promises, and the like. Many would respond to them in a sinful fashion. We might be tempted to seek revenge for a slight experienced or a wrong suffered. We could be tempted to think more highly of ourselves and our perceived needs and felt desires than to consider the good or the needs of our enemies.

This is, I think, a basic problem with sinners like ourselves. Like Adam and Eve in the garden, we look at some forbidden fruit and think it looks delectable and we find it difficult to resist. Like King David, we gaze at someone (or something) and simply ignore the right things God has revealed for us to do.

More importantly, beyond the simple consideration of Jesus and who He is and what He has done, we need to recall that Jesus was faithful to His heavenly Father. Jesus came to earth to do His Father’s will. He lived His life under God’s Law and died a totally innocent death for people who had rejected God and disobeyed His will. Then, by God’s grace and in God’s power Jesus took back Hus life, rose triumphant on Easter morning, and has now ascended into His heavenly home to prepare places for all those who love and trust in Him for forgiveness, life and salvation.

So, in the words of the writer, consider Jesus as you think on the many choices you have to make. Consider Jesus and confess Him in all we do and say.

We pray: Heavenly Father, you have revealed your love for us in the person and work of your Son Jesus Christ. As we make our choices, enable us to consider Jesus and pastern our lives and make our decisions based upon and according to His example. In Jesus’ name. Amen.