Everything that Hinders
by Randy Chambers, 2014-05-29
Hebrews 12:1 NIV: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a
great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so
easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
We wear them like shackles around our ankles, and often bear them as heavy weights upon
our shoulders. Even when we try to take great care to keep them from heaping upon us, they
seem so often to gradually growdragging us downstealing our joy. They are the
cares of this life and the sins that deceive us. They are the things that take our focus
off of the Author and Perfector our faith.
The writer of Hebrews encourages us to throw off everything that hinders and the
sin that so easily entangles. Like a runner tripped up by obstacles in his path who
continues forward, we must find within Christ our determination to press on.