The Big Read – Daily Read
v12: Our hope of future resurrection is not that we will keep hold of Christ, “but in his keeping hold of us.” Yet if He has taken hold of us, we will press on towards reach heaven, persevering through all the difficulties we experience in this life.
v13-14: “As athletes who run a race never stop short of the end, but continue to run as fast as they can, so those who have heaven in their sight must always press on toward it.” We keep following Jesus because “we cannot go to heaven as our home except through Christ as the way,” for gift of eternal life “come to us through his hand, as it is obtained for us by him.”
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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