by Philip Layton
‘And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us’
- Does the author make it sound like our spiritual journey is a sprint or a marathon (vv 1-3)?
- In what ways can you liken your Christian journey to a race of perseverance
- How can we recognise what is God’s ‘discipline’ and what is not (vv 4-13)?
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Going Deeper From 'Words of Life'
I love to run. Not marathons – like my son-in-law, John, loves to run. But to run, feeling the wind on my face, loosening the muscles in my legs, clearing my mind and refreshing my soul. I actually pray when I run, which is beneficial in my relationship with the Lord. Rather than carrying anything with me, which might greatly ‘hinder’ my running, I like to be free of anything that could ‘entangle’.
As God wanted the Hebrew people to believe in his Son as the supreme and great High Priest, so he wants us to run the race of life with our eyes fixed on Jesus, ‘the author and perfecter of our faith’ (12:2). To get rid of any sin in our life and to run the race with complete abandonment and freedom.
Beverly IvanyTags: Hebrews