One of the most famous quotes attributed to Winston Churchill is, “Never, never, never, never give up.” He said this in a speech in the early days of WORLD WAR II. He was speaking, of course, of …
One of the most famous quotes attributed to Winston Churchill is, “Never, never, never, never give up.” He said this in a speech in the early days of WORLD WAR II. He was speaking, of course, of never giving up the fight for freedom against oppressors who wanted defeat, dominate and destroy the freedom loving nations of the word. How good is this advice?
First, there are things to always give up. “Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” So the sin that hinders us is something we should give up. In fact, our instructions are to throw it away and get rid of it. Or give up that sin completely! And then, when we are free from the things that load us down, we can take a stand for righteousness. That is the position from which we should never retreat.
Following this first step, “let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” All this is in Hebrews 12:1. (NIV)
Numerous times in the Scriptures, our Christian life is referred to as a race. It is a perfect analogy to speak to us about our calling to serve the Lord faithfully when He has called us to live our lives for Him. In the verse we are analyzing (Hebrews 12;1), the “race” is not won by speed but by endurance.
We are back to our original thought. There are matters in our lives that call for perseverance. We win because we do not quit!
Paul, the Apostle’s, stand on “never quit” is made amazingly clear when he writes to the churches in Galatia and saying, ‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
Do not give up the fight. Go forward into battle every day. Let nothing deter you from continuing toward your final goal. If you do not become weary and quit, you will finish the race and when you cross that final finish line, YOU WIN! Never quit!
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