Genuine trust comes from knowing a person. In fact, it is foolish to trust someone who we don’t know. So building our lives on Jesus requires consideration of his character and identity. Some relevant questions to consider are:
Who is this Jesus? What does he reveal about God? Why trust him?
The writer of the book of Hebrews describes Jesus in these words:
“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. 4 So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.” Hebrews 1:1-4 (NIV)
Firstly, he is the co-creator and owner of the universe.
Secondly, he is the “exact representation of God” and the One who sustains everything.
Finally, he is the Saviour and Lord of all things.
When we fully understand and appreciate who Jesus is and what he has done we must then consider our response to him. Will we trust him with our lives and futures or continue to live independently?