Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us…” vs. 1

Hebrews 12:1-3

In chapter 11 the writer of Hebrews gave a definition of faith that is worthy of memorization. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” He had then gone on to describe how important faith had been in connecting all the generations of the Jewish people. And now in chapter 12 he lets his readers know that now the ball is in their court. All those people of faith are depending on them to continue the race that has been a part of their heritage from the very beginning. We know what that responsibility is like! We too are the benefactors of the generations that have gone before us. The faith that sustained our ancestors is now in our hands, and they’re watching to see how well we carry the torch. The race we’re in is more of a marathon than anything else–it lasts as long as we will live, and the way isn’t smooth or easy. There are plenty of pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can trip us up, and faith can easily slip from our grasp. The good thing is that we don’t run alone, we have plenty of companions, and, best of all, Jesus has already completed the course. And one day we’ll join him in the cloud.

Thought for the Day: How’s the race going for me?


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