July 5 – He Set His Face

Luke 9:51-56

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. (Luke 9:51)

Jesus knew what was to come and where it was to happen. And although scripture shows us that he did not look forward to suffering through his trials he did set his face toward Jerusalem with a determination to see his mission completed.

Can you imagine what it must have been like for Jesus to know the ordeal that would await him? Yet, he still had the commitment, passion, and love to see it carried out. Not only that, but he was determined to make his way there. He was determined not to be stopped.

Have you ever set your face toward something? Have you ever dug deep to find that kind of determination?  How has God blessed you? How has He helped you?  

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