Therefore, such a great cloud

Beholding Him Ministries

Hebrews 12.1aTherefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

Once again, we see the beginning of a passage with the word, “therefore”. We are obligated to look back to see what the “therefore” is there for. The Lord would have us to look back at the long list of the heroes of faith. Those who have run the race before us believing and trusting God and His promises.

These Old Testament saints are bearing witness to us today that God, the Great…

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