Meditation number 32

Finishing the course (2 Tim. 4:7)

There are two prerequisites to finishing our Christian course or race. The first is that we start on it and secondly that we continue on. Paul started his course when he met up with the Lord on the way to Damascus. Have you started your Christian course. If not, then take immediately to heart the pleading of God from 2 Cor. 5:20-21. Receive the Lord Jesus as your personal Saviour and make Him Lord of your life just now. Paul pursued his course through manifold trials and strong opposition. He let nothing stop him having his eyes on the Lord (Heb. 12:1-2) and he finished the course (2 Tim. 4:7). Are you continuing on? Or has something come up to stop you in your tracks. Something had stopped the Galatians who were running well till they stopped (Gal. 5:7) – in their case it was because of very bad doctrine. Have you stumbled on things, too many of them perhaps making an extra heavy load to carry slowing you down, perhaps even to a halt. Or have you been stumbled by another believer or believers? Whatever it might be, set it aside and get up and go – the race is only to finish when the Lord comes or when we depart to be with Him. You will be sorry if you have given up. It is not too late now to resume the race. If you are slowing down, look up and see the Lord’s delight in your running after Him (Song of Sol. 1:4), the joy of the Lord will renew your strength (Neh. 8:10, Heb 12:2). Go, go, go…

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