November 1, 2019
“Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily besets us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1
The Christian life is truly a marathon not a sprint. The cloud of witnesses are those Old Testament heroes of faith listed in Hebrews 11. It was incredible the things they overcame in their lives. We must be quick to confess our sins so we will not be burdened with guilt. We must run with endurance realizing that, “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” Philippians 4:13
My prayer is that we all will be determined to “finish strong” and hear these words from our Savior, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” May it be so and may we continue to keep our eyes on Jesus! Hallelujah!