Jesus is the most important person in the universe.


Worshiper of God is our foundational identity. Sin is the obstacle that forbids us from realizing this identity. Therefore, our rescue from sin is the reality for which we are most desperate. And since Jesus is the only one who brings this rescue, he is the most important person in the universe.

Jesus came to both reveal God and redeem man. This means that he showed us the object of our worship and saved us as subjects of worship. Whoever has seen Jesus, has seen the Father (John 14:9). And whoever will come to the Father, must come through Jesus (John 14:6).

This helps us to know where to focus our minds and hearts. Of all the good books out there we could read, and many we should, it’s most important that we see Jesus in the Bible. It really comes down to knowing and loving Jesus.

In the days ahead, might we come to see him more clearly? Might we love him more deeply? Might we say with Paul, “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8)? — for the whole of our lives, and for tomorrow morning.
John Piper

WRITTEN BY: Pastor Dave