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We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.[a] His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his,[b] he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation,[c] and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!

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  1. Hebrews 12:2 Or “He is the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
  2. Hebrews 12:2 This was the joy of our salvation. He placed before his eyes the bliss we would forever share together with him, which empowered him to go through his agony.
  3. Hebrews 12:2 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “thinking nothing of its shame.”

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