Over the last week or so I’ve been in the book of Hebrews as part of my daily Bible reading program. Last night I hit Hebrews 10. The rest of Hebrews is one of my favourite passages in the Bible, and I am now about five days ahead of my reading program, as I simply devoured most of the rest of the book. The ball picks up pace from this point (the start of Hebrews 12, NIV):
12 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, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
What an awesome passage of encouragement, and one that – I now discover – was particularly relevant for me last night.