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.
If we are all given a passive course and you go and make that passive course your active course, you are running the race of God. When I come from the airport to Kuwait only the first few turns I don’t know but after that I can find my way home. That is because I see the sign boards and I can follow that and reach my destination. In the same way God has made his markings for us.
The race that is set before us is marked out to us both by the Word of God and the examples of the faithful servants of God. Now in our everyday life when we make decisions do we go into the Word of God and take the people of bible and take their examples.
The lady with the bleeding problem got healed by keeping on saying and believing what she said. And if this woman kept saying continuously and got result, you too can keep saying and you will see the result. One the Word of God and two the testimony, in the court of law they can take a previous case and present it and say this won by this side and you can present your case. In the same way we must look at the witnesses in the bible they are given to us as the markings.