Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily besetus, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Christians have to run with patience the race that is set before us. First a race of service, second a race of suffering. How to run this race of service and suffering? With a course of active and passive obedience.
Passive obedience is when a person is sitting with the Lord and is studying through the Word of God on a daily basis. So if a person wants to run the race of service and suffering but he has got no course of passive obedience he will not have active obedience. For us we study the Word of God so God can give us a crash course, when you take this crash course and apply it to your life, now you have put it into action but not seen the result. However when you put it into practice every day, you will say its working for me.
That is why we need this course on a daily basis so we will renew our mind, the world is also giving you a crash course to be a selfish person. The whole things is first in your mind which crash course are you going to choose. If I am running the race of suffering and putting to death myself and operating in love, but if I am taking the crash course of the world anyone stopping my dream I will make sure they run for their life.
Which course are you taking on a daily basis?
Now by reading this teachings on a daily basis and by studying the Word of God, once you begin to use this course and put it into practice, you will begin to see the result.