Run the Race & keep eyes on finish line
How will we finish our life on this earth? Yes, all of us are running a physical race in life to gain a prize but how will we end spiritually? Will we obtain the imperishable crown? Will we have mastered the old Adam? Are we bringing our flesh into subjection to Christ?
Keep your eyes on the finish line, don’t take your eyes off the finish line! Run across the line, run that race, don’t look back, don’t look back! We have a job, a mission and don’t let the Lord down! Run that race with your head up! We have hope in the Lord!
Only One Receives the Prize
1 Corinthians 9:24 -27
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus, I fight: not as one who beats the air.
27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
Lay Aside sin that Ensnares us
Hebrews 12:1 -2
1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
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.