BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
THE POWER OF EXAMPLE
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let ut run with endurance the race that is set before us.
A 1999 novel became a 2000 film; Pay it Forward. The book ad the firm popularized for a modern audience a historical idea that had application in many venues. When the beneficiary of a good deed repays the kindness of favor to a third person rather than to the original benefactor. Stories appear in the news about people in fast food drive-through lines paying for the car behind them.
But there is a spiritual application as well. The writer to the Hebrews says there is a great cloud of "witnesses" of whose faithfulness we Christians are the beneficiaries. Many of them are named in Hebrews 11-faithful saints of old. And he tells his readers to persevere just as they did. In a way, we become the "witnesses" for the next generation. We were beneficiaries of the past saints faithfulness, and we "Pay it forward" as examples to the next generation.
Everybody is an example. The question is, an example of what? Give some thought today to who is watching you and what they are seeing.
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