Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 22, 2014

The Race

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Hebrews 121-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Modern life seems like a race. We seem to have so many things we think we must accomplish. This is not the race Paul is writing about. We are in a race where we are running away from self and to Jesus. Most all sin arises out of a desire to please our own self. We are full of self. What’s in it for me? Why me? We see self rise up in rush hour when drivers don’t want to delay by the few seconds it takes to allow someone in front of them. We see self everywhere we look. We especially see self when we look into a mirror. We can only escape the over-active love of self by keeping our eyes on Jesus. He had His eyes on us when He died on that cross. Let us not be lazy. Let us do our warm-up exercises for the race we must run. We warm-up through prayer, meditation and Bible study. Let us congregate with other believers who will cheer us on as we run our race. Are you ready to run? Are you warming-up every day? Make sure you are headed the direction of the gold crown, the cross of Jesus.

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