Devotion for August 14

Hebrews 12:1

“Therefore,since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses,Abraham, Moses, Enoch, David, Samson, let us, you and I, throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Every race has markers, flags, banners, etc. marking the exact course we are to run. Even so with God. He has taken time to map out a course for each and every one of us. Can you imagine running a marathon and going off course three, four, or fifteen times? You would quit or never find your goal!

Not sinning means to not look too far ahead, never look back at what is forgotten and forgiven. Strive forward today one leg of the race at a time. Good luck!