Therefore, since we surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and sin that so easily entangles, and lets us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, let us fix our eyes on Jesus the author the and perfected of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of god.
In competition the roar of the crowd can give you the final push to finish strong. Right now, the faithful example of the spiritual heroes of the past cheering you on.
Paul is telling the people he is talking to, to basically let everything that hinders us to let it that go and run the race (life) that is set before us. And to let everyone know what Jesus has done for us so that we may live on this earth today, by hanging on the cross and being in shame.
My bible says in competition the roar of the crowd can give you the final push to finish strong and the passage is talking or even having to do with spiritual heroes of the past cheering there people on in this race we call life.
The way I would use these passages in my life today is by running the race God has set before me, and by doing the things Jesus would do because all he has done for me and that’s how he would want his followers/children would want.
In reply Jesus declared, “ I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of god unless he is born again.” “How can a man born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mothers womb to be born!”
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of god unless he is born of the water of spirit. Flesh gives birth to the flesh, but the spirit gives birth to spirit you should not be surprised at my saying, you must be born again. The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from where it’s going. So its is...