Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Seeking God – The Story Behind Hebrews 12:2

Focus on Jesus

Focus on Jesus

Hebrews 12:2 is a favorite children’s bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind the verse?

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, how for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

The unknown author of Hebrews encourages Hebrew Christians to put their faith in Christ and His superior work and person.

KTMTTMT – Keep the main thing the main thing.  It is so easy to get distracted as Christians.  This writer put it very simply, keep Christ the main thing.

He told these Christians that anything else they might want to put their faith in; prophets, angels, Moses, Aaron, the temple, sacrifices, are all inferior to Christ and His work.

In Hebrews 12:2, the author tells the Hebrew Christians to not get distracted but to keep looking at Christ.  Christ walked through this life and endured more difficult trials than we will ever know, and He emerged the victor.

Now you know the story behind Hebrews 12:2. For more on Hebrews visit…

The Big Idea Of Hebrews Is To Put Complete Faith In The Superior Person And Work Of Christ.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It provides the Big Story behind all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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