YOU ARE TO LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT ! “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” (Hebrew 12:1) The Word of God instructs us to lay aside every weight. In other words, turn away from distractions and focus on Jesus, the author & Finisher of our Faith.
Hebrew 12:1-5 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience 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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him” Hebrews the twelfth chapter develops the Theme of endurance. The first three verses teach us that the key to persistence is passion. All the men and women of Faith in Hebrews 11 ‘made it’ because they felt passionate about their cause. The writer compares our lives to a race and tries to convince us that we must run with endurance if we plan to finish well. The Test also suggests that the Key to Persistence is passion. If that is so, then the Key to Passion is Purpose. We are to run this Race with Purpose and not aimlessly. PRAYER FOR TODAY “I will not grow weary and lose heart. I lay aside every weight and refuse to be distracted in Jesus Name, Amen.”