Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Runners train exhaustively before attempting a marathon. Most of us would be out of breath after a quarter or half a mile. To attain the fitness of a marathon runner, we too would have to train up to that level if our goal was finishing the race. As Christians; we have God’s word, our church, our spouses and friends to help us build up our spiritual endurance so that we may also run this race we call life, honoring God as we head toward the finish line.