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)
Walk-a-thons or short sprints are easy for conditioned participants. Longer races force runners to focus on an extended goal. Endurance events involving a variety of activities are won by athletes devoted to the end result.
The endurance principle made Apostle Paul the 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 Apostle Paul who never gave up. His endurance brought the Gospel to the known world in his time and encourages me today. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore