I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7, Holy Bible, New King James)
Short sprints are easy for conditioned participants. Longer races force even those runners to focus on reaching the distant goal.
The endurance principle made Apostle Paul an example of first century Christian success. He was persecuted and suffered many things for his decision to follow the teachings of Jesus. Apostle Paul persevered, overcoming all obstacles. He finished the race because he kept the faith.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I thank You for the example of Apostle Paul who endured without giving up. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore