Run your race with intensity

Run the race with patience

The apostle Paul compares our life in Christ to a footrace. Like any race this is one that only the diligent will win. Go back to your childhood story time. Though he had every advantage, Aesop's hare lost to the tortoise because he dawdled and frittered. We face the same temptations, but Paul exhorts us to run with intensity: Run like you want to win. Says the apostle, “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize?" This isn't to say that only one … [Read more...]