“ Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him (Jesus) to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem.”
Have you ever been determined to do something? I mean, really determined? So determined that nothing was going to stand in your way?
Luke 9:51 has always struck me because Jesus had determined that it was time for Him to go to Jerusalem. The time had come for Him to move on, and he was steadfast in moving in that direction. Noah Webster, in his 1828 dictionary, defines steadfast as, “Constant; firm; resolute; not fickle or wavering.”
Christ has given us things to do while we are on the earth. Chief among those are to know Him and lead others to Him. We must be steadfast in doing those things, because ultimately, all else that we do while here on earth doesn’t matter.
1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
Be steadfast in doing the work of the Lord!