The Heavenly Race   2 comments

Heb. 12, 1

1.  The Christian life likened to a race to be run–a goal at its close to be won.  Conversion one’s entrance upon it–all of life thereafter the race.  “Be faithful to death.”  (Rev. 2, 10)

2.  There is a prize for everyone that runs the race.  Not who gets there first merely.  We want to run the whole race so as to win.  The only rivalry is who best can meet the conditions required of those who run.

3.  How run?  Lay aside what hinders and trust in Jesus.

(1)  “Lay aside every weight,” encumbrance.  Anything that impedes your progress, that hinders your growth and enjoy merit of religion.  Look well to your peace.

(2)  “Sin that doth beset us,” clingeth to us.  Someone’s sin is usually one’s special trouble.  Get rid of it; all the rest is easy.  With some it is a high temper; with others an appetite for strong drink; or profanity or unkind thoughts or speech.  Set guard here at all hazards & overcome it.

4.  “Looking unto Jesus.”  Do not undertake it in your own strength.  Dare not forth without him.  “He was tempted in all points as we are” and overcame and can help you.

Trust him daily, go to him constantly.  He will bring you safely home.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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