Run the Race - By Jennifer Guglielmo
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
In our Monday morning women’s Bible study, we have just reached Hebrews 12. The author of Hebrews reminded us in chapter 11 of many heroes of the faith, and here in chapter 12, we are told that, in light of the stories of the saints who have gone before, we are to break free from all that hinders us (whether our own sin or the troubles of this world) and run the race we are in. Elsewhere, Paul tells us to run the race as if to get the prize. Many of us are in a race we haven’t chosen for ourselves right now, but I love how the author here, tells us, to run the race set before us. And not only that, but he tells us how we can win the prize. IF we “run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus,” we can win the prize! I’m grateful to be reminded to keep my eyes on Jesus!
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