During the summer, many people in Iowa play baseball or run in a marathon. The nice weather is a perfect time to get outside and get some exercise.
If a person wants to run in a race, they need to train by running every day. They also need to focus on the goal of winning the race and not let other things distract them. In our Bible Reading today, the writer of Hebrews talks about running a race. But this is not a physical race. This is the race to receive the prize of eternal life with God.
These verses tell us several things we should do. First, we should try to remove sin from our lives. Second, we should “never stop looking to Jesus” (verse 2a). And third, we should think about Jesus so that we will not become discouraged.
I hope that you will always remember how much God loves you. Keep following Him every day, and never give up!