1 Corinthians 9:24
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”
Those that run in the Olympics all have the same desire…Gold. They all want to win. There are many runners, but there can only be one winner. We as Christians are to “run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus…”
Paul related to those who competed in athletic events. He also desired to win a prize, but this prize is not limited to only one winner. We are all eligible to obtain.
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
What can we obtain when we come to Jesus?
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace…”
We obtain mercy.
“that we may obtain mercy”
Mercy is not getting what we deserve. We deserve nothing short of everlasting punishment in a devil’s hell. But God…
We obtain grace.
“and find grace”
Grace is getting something that we do not deserve. Everything that is given to us is given by the grace of God. We do not deserve anything outside of paying for our sin debt ourselves.
We obtain help.
“to help in time of need.”
When we come boldly to the throne of grace we not only find God’s mercy and grace, but we find out that the Lord is our Helper. We need not fear what anyone may do to us with the Lord on our side.
Today, run so that you may obtain.
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