Read Hebrews 12:1–3
Living by faith is not just a way of life for the Christian, but it is the way of life. The Hebrews author spends all of chapter eleven to explain “without faith it is impossible to please Him” (Heb. 11:6).
He writes chapter eleven to set up his exhortation in chapter twelve—the exhortation to run with endurance the path to Christ. We can do so and not grow weary, if only we will fix our eyes on and consider Jesus carefully. Though he faced the cross and shame, He endured the cross with joy to finish the work God had for Him.
The Lord calls us around His table. As we gather, He commands us, “Do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:25). As I consider the great invitation to share in the blood and body of the Lord, I also share these thoughts with you. Perhaps, they will help you reflect.
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