Run with Patience
Have you ever watched athletes run a long race? Sometimes they run a very long way. When they run very long distances, they have to be careful not to run too fast at the beginning. If they run too fast at the beginning, they will be too tired to finish the race. If they run too fast in the middle, they will be too tired to finish the race.
So they have to learn to run fast but not too fast. This lets them keep running the entire race and finish. They have to learn to be patient. They have to learn that sometimes it is better to be consistent and finish than to run very hard and get tired and not finish.
Paul wrote about this in Hebrews 12:1, "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."
We have a long spiritual race to run during our lives. We must learn to be patient and finish the race. We must learn to be able to run fast but not too fast that we tire out and fall out of the spiritual race for heaven.
The only way to learn how to do this is to read and study the Bible. God tells us everything that we need to know to run the race with patience. He wants us to finish the race and go to heaven.
Until next time, keep studying your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.
Published by The Old Paths Bible School