“LET US RUN…”
“…let us run with patience (endurance & fortitude) the race that is set before us,
looking unto Jesus…”
Hebrews 12:1 – 2
The race is neither to the strong nor to the swift. This race is not one of understanding, intellect or physical or mental capabilities. It is a race of the heart; of affection, love and devotion. It is a race where only the Love of God in our hearts will qualify and enable us to finish. All the motives of self seeking, the pursuit of glory for oneself and selfish ambition will surely fail in the course of this race. This is a race of endurance and fortitude in which only by the Love of God beating in our hearts will we finish triumphant and with great joy. The Love that God gives “beareth all things… endureth all things.” Only those who love God pursue Him. Love ever seeks to please and know that which it loves.
In the heart of man there is but one law; his greatest love will always subdue the lesser loves. Whether it is love of self, pleasure, or the love of God, what a man holds dear will always prevail, either unto Life or unto Death.
We need to guard intently the affairs of our hearts in the subtlety of this day in which there seems to be no ramifications to how we live. They that know their God understand the need to walk circumspectly and to seek out fellowship that is true that we may find ourselves ready for the hour that is about to break forth in our land.
“If ye be risen with Christ,
seek those things which are above…
Set your affection on things above,
not on the things on the earth…”
Colossians 3:1 – 2
“A man’s heart has only enough life in it to pursue one object fully”
CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON (1834–1892)