Summary: IT IS NOT HOW FAST YOU RUN BUT HOW WELL YOU RAN
STAY ON THE TRACK
MAIN TEXT: HEBREWS 12:2
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
In our Christian walk, we get excited at the beginning with our salvation, but it’s not long before we come upon the tracks and terms of temptations and trials. We can get mired in the mud of mediocrity or plunge from the peaks of pride. We are not sure what’s ahead, but we know what waits us in eternity, so we “run endurance” the path that is set before us. We may get discouraged and tired. How pleasant it would be to stay on the track. When that temptation hovers, we must take a deep breath of the spirit and keep moving on. Deep rewards await us at the end of the trails.
Let us heed the warning of the writer to the Hebrew Christians. We are not to stop, when we have laid the foundation of repentance and salvation, we are to keep growing in grace. He knows what the result of the building of our faith should be – a centre of activity that glorifies Him. When therefore shackles arise, when the needed resources of time, study and energy run out, when we encounter opposition, we should not allow the project come to a half. We must continue, since God who chose us to be “holy and without blame before Him “(Eph 1:4) provides us with the resources – the indwelling Holy spirit and His Word – for the process of sanctification to be completed. God is not an architect of incompetence. The Bibles says “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:6). Our part is to stay in following with Him and He will do the rest.
DO NOT LOOSE FOCUS