THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Deciding to take up jogging, the man was astounded by the wide selection of
jogging shoes available at the local sports shoe store.
While trying on a basic pair of jogging shoe, he noticed a minor feature and asked the clerk:
"What is this little pocket thing here on the side for?"
And the clerk:
"Oh, that's to carry spare change so you can call your wife to come pick you up when you've jogged too far."
1 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.
Running the “race of life” is not a sprint: it’s a marathon!
One must be prepared, for there will be obstacles.
2 Tim 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
One must persevere.
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
One must endure hardships.
2 Tim 2:3
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
One will require patience.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
These things will be needed, so that at the end, one might say:
2 Tim 4:7-8
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith :
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Get “geared up;”
Get “prayed up;”
Stay “studied up;”