What should we being focusing our attention on?

Question: What are you focusing your mind on today?

 

MLBs website has posted the Mitchell Report on-line today (Dec.13) at:

http://files.mlb.com/mitchrpt.pdf

 

My first thought is which sport is next to being investigated?

 

I have heard many Pastors state, focus on God and not on the negative things in life.
With that lets take a look at the words, I AM and see what the Bible has to say.

 

We can find the story of I AM in the stories of Moses on the mountain. Where
else can we find stories of I AM?

 

In Acts 13, John the Baptist states that he (John) is NOT the one.

Acts 13:23-26 (New International Version):

23 "From this man's descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he
promised.
24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the
people of Israel.
25 As John was completing his work, he said: 'Who do you think I am? I am not
that one. No, but he is coming after me, whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.'

 


In the Book of Revelation we see that Jesus is referred to as I am the First and the
Last and I am the Living One.

Revelation 1:10-18 (New International Version):
10 On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a
trumpet,
11 which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches:
to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
12 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I
saw seven golden lampstands,
13 and among the lampstands was someone "like a son of man,"dressed in a robe
reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest.
14 His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like
blazing fire.
15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of
rushing waters.
16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-
edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.
17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand
on me and said: "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I
hold the keys of death and Hades.

 

 

 

The IVP Commentary states the following regarding Rev. 1:17-18:

. . . ("I am the Alpha and the Omega . . . who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty")
. . . These words do not quite prepare us, however, for what follows: I was dead, and behold
I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades
(v. 18). It is as if "the Almighty"
and he who was "pierced" (1:7) and "freed us from our sins in his blood" (1:5) have merged into one.
The mighty angel turns out to be Jesus himself--Jesus raised from the dead and clothed in divine
splendor--but John cannot know this and we do not know it, until he so identifies himself . . .
The self-identification, though not by name, is unmistakable. . . . .

 

Question: What are you focusing your mind on today?

 

References: (The following website was referenced Dec. 14, 2007):

http://www.biblegateway.com