Focus on Jesus

In chapter 11 of Hebrews, the writer lists many people from the Old Testament who had faith in God – Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Moses and many others. Sometimes we spend lots of time reading from the New Testament, but it is important for us to know about these Old Testament people. Why? Because they give us examples of having great faith in God.
Verse 1 of our Bible Reading today says, “We have those many people of faith around us. Their lives tell us what faith means. So we should be like them. We too should run the race that is before us and never stop trying.” People who run races know that it takes a lot of practice and endurance to be able to win. If we want to run a race, we need to practice every day. We need to run a little each day and build up our strength.
The same thing is true in our Christian lives. If we want to run the Christian race and win, we must study God’s Word and do what it says. We need to focus on Jesus and follow His example. And every day we need to remember not to give up.