Hebrews 12:1-4 contains some interesting truths about this journey called life.
First off, it is clear from verse 1 that each and every one of us that have come into Christ – accepted His payment for our sins by His blood and been baptized into Him (Romans 6:3) – has a course set before us and a race to run. It’s not a race in competition with others but to attain the prize at the end.
We are enjoined to “look only to Jesus, the One who began our faith and who makes it perfect.” (v.2, NCV)
Here are some reasons I was able to come up with.
- It helps to prevent distraction