Book of Devotions

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Michael Beck

“But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus …” (Hebrews 2:8,9)

So many things should be different than they are. So much is “off” in our world. We awake to hear of some new atrocity happening somewhere on this earth. “How long!” we cry out, “When will this madness end?” The answer: Only when Jesus has put all things under His feet, and God is all in all. “Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” (1 Cor. 15:24,25)

Until that day when the perfect has come, we groan at the sights and sounds of an imperfect world. The more we allow ourselves to focus on all the wrong, the madder we become. Disorder without creates disorder within. Obsession demands to see a world conformed to a standard of right and beauty. It cannot stand the sight of imperfection. But the quest for perfection in this world is doomed. God would teach us in this day what it means to be patient, merciful, and long-suffering.

Don’t let yourself be driven mad by a world you cannot change. Jesus is coming. He alone will usher in a perfectly righteous, beautiful world that will satisfy the eyes of all. Until that day, keep your eyes on Him. He is the Prince of Peace. When all else is wrong, He is right. When all else is ugly, He is beautiful.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.