Hebrews 12:1-4

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

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One response to “Hebrews 12:1-4

  1. My struggle against sin….never have I shed my own blood, often it is not much of a struggle. Christ endured, overcame, and bore all of our sin, and none of His own. Yet He knew the joy and honor ahead of Him and He fixed His eyes on that.

    The writer speaks of entanglement, which is what life can do to us. We should live life, love life, and thank God for the life He gives. But we have to remember the temporal nature of this world and be like our model. We have to realize and work toward the eternity to come and overcome the world while we are here as God’s emissaries.

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