PWTE Daily Devotion

Focused Eyes

September 8, 2015

We fix our eyes on Jesus who rescues us.

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“My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net.”
Psalm 25:15 English Standard Version

I’m a city boy and did not grow up around horses. From my childhood I remember riding the little Shetland ponies in circles and riding larger horses a few times, but let’s be honest, these are big, intelligent animals. Horses can be intimidating, especially when they focus their eyes on you.

Estes Park, Colorado Copyright Douglas P Brauner

Estes Park, Colorado
Copyright Douglas P Brauner

Yet the day that I snapped this photo this horse kept her eyes focused on me because she expected something from me.

The psalmist fixed his eyes on the Lord because he expected something from God. He expected that God would untangle his feet from his enemy’s net.

What’s the net that entangles your feet? What has you trapped with a feeling that you can’t escape?

For some of us the net is some form of addiction, for others it’s chronic illness, and for others it’s a past sin.

We fix our eyes on Jesus who has plucked our “feet out of the net.” He has plucked our feet out of the net by stepping in that net for us…for you. It is one thing to remove the trap. It is something else to take our place in the net. The cross was Jesus’ net and you are free.

I can’t think of better reason to keep our eyes on the Lord expecting his grace and mercy.

Copyright Douglas P Brauner

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