*WHY FAITH? – 08*
_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, 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._
~ Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV
May I share my faith with you?
One thing we must always bear in mind (as we run the race of our life’s journey) is the subject of iniquities – things that fall short of God’s standard for us. Just like Mother Eve was deceived, the portals for iniquities begs the lust and pride in us. What’s worse? These things that weigh us down always beset (surround) us.
They appeal to the lust of our eyes, the lust of our flesh and the pride in our hearts. Let us think on this for a moment. We would realize that nearly everything that presently exists in our physical and social space allude to these three criteria. We realize that although these things are “pleasant to the eyes”, “good for food” and “able to make us wise”, they are capable of destroying spiritual virtues in us. Therefore, we must never let them become attachments or idols to us.
WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE?
Beset : (esp of dangers, temptations, or difficulties) to trouble or harass constantly; to surround or attack from all sides.
Spirit of the Almighty God, please strengthen my faith in You today, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Have a bright Saturday!
Smile, Jesus loves you!
Smile, Jesus loves you 😄
JOE…Jesus Over Everything!