Paul says, “I therefore so run, not as uncertainly;” 1Corinthians 9:26
“let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1
Paul compares our relationship with the Lord and His calling in our lives, to running a race.
However: Psalms 1:1,2
“Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the ungodly,”
The excuse is that we are human, we get tired of running, we need to think about ourselves, and need to slow down, so we start walking. Before we know it because we stopped running, we start walking in the counsel of the ungodly. Coming to you through the TV, net, books, newspapers, you name it.
“nor stands in the way of sinners,“
Then we get tired of walking, as the counsel of the ungodly has tired us out, so we stand still and discover that the way of the sinners is not that bad. – Just chill, man! Try this! Not so bad now, is it?
“nor sits in the seat of scornful;”
We get tired of standing as sin has taken its toll, and we sit down with the scornful. These people that are still running have now become fanatics in your eyes and you start cracking smart jokes about them and scorning them.
“but his delight is in the law of the Lord and in his law does he meditate day and night.” Let’s stay in the race and delight ourselves in the Lord day and night, otherwise we might lose out as leaving the race will have spiritual consequences, as Psalms one clearly shows.
“You did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?” Galatians 5:7
“Nobody hindered me, I just got tired of running and this Bible business, Okay? I can do what I want, you know?”
“Yes, I know, we all make our choices. Hope you’ll do alright. Please excuse me, I got to keep up and don’t want to fall too far behind the front runners.”
“Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you fulfill it.” Colossians 4:17: