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Verse of the Day (July 27, 2020)

Verse of the Day (July 27, 2020) #BMSeminary – The present exhortation to run finds its basis in the examples of the champions mentioned in chapter 11. These heroes of the faith are like a cloud of witnesses. As “witnesses” (Gr. marturōn) they are sometimes regarded as spectators (Gr. theatai) or as martyrs; yet this Greek word should be understood as referring simply to those who testify or witness. The emphasis is on the witness provided by their living by faith. This race of faith is described by three modifying statements. First, it is to be run by laying aside every weight. This refers to impediments that weigh one down, whether clothing or excessive body weight. These things are not inherently wrong, but for the diligent runner or the faithful Christian they must be removed. Second, it is to be run by putting off the entangling sin. This seems to refer to the one sin above all others that defeats a Christian. This may be a different sin for each individual. Third, it is to be run with patience (Gr. hypomonēs). Since patience is not an attribute commonly associated with running, this word would be better translated as endurance (as it is in the cognate verb forms of vv. 2, 3). Endurance and persistence have been on the author’s mind since the end of chapter 10 (cf. 10:32, 36–38; 11:13). [KJV Study Bible, HarperCollins]

1 thought on “Verse of the Day (July 27, 2020)”

  1. I having receive a devotional message for yesterday or today and how do I responding to the devotional do I send in a statement or how to I do a statement. Thank you Belinda, Burroughs

    On Sun, Jul 26, 2020 at 7:31 PM Baptist Ministerial Seminary wrote:

    > Eduardo Marin, D.Min. posted: “Verse of the Day (July 27, 2020) > #BMSeminary – The present exhortation to run finds its basis in the > examples of the champions mentioned in chapter 11. These heroes of the > faith are like a cloud of witnesses. As “witnesses” (Gr. marturōn) they are > sometim” >

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