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Your Frame of Reference

A person’s frame of reference is that supporting structure upon which he bases all evaluation. The frame of reference provides a foundation for judgments and a support for decisions. It decides for you and is your standard. Your frame of reference is you.

God wants believers to have as their frame of reference a) that which Jesus set His face like a flint towards (2); (3), b) that which He would not be sidetracked from (4), and c) that which Paul gloried in (5). That is the Cross of Jesus Christ. We are not so much concerned with the wooden stake on Golgotha, but what was accomplished there. “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin” (II Corinthians 5:21a).

There on the cross He finished the work on our behalf that the Father had given Him to do (6). At Calvary, God reached down to man and said, “I love you this much” (7), (8).

Jesus Christ has only one cross. And He wants it to be your frame of reference. He wants you to have that cross as your mental and emotional support structure. That cross is His cross. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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