Hebrews Chapters 10 through 13
This week’s reading is in Hebrews 12:1, “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.” We are surrounded! We are surrounded by men and women who have made following God their one passion in life. Their lives can be such an encouragement to each of us as we are faced with our daily challenges. Hey, if they could make it, so can I! Oh, the power of being a good example. Take advantage of all the good examples that you can find in the Bible. Take a look at the lives of all the heroes of the faith mentioned in Hebrews 11. They faced incredible challenges and overcame incredible odds because they kept their focus on God. Because of their faith in God, they were able to do the things He told them to do. Not only do we have great examples from the past, but we have great examples alive today, men and women who are walking it out all around us. This is one of the great benefits of Christian fellowship. Gathering together with other men and women of God and sharing our experiences is such a great opportunity to encourage others and to receive encouragement. Thank you God I am not on this walk alone, I am surrounded!