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1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Por tanto, puesto que tenemos en derredor nuestro tan gran nube de testigos, despojémonos también de todo peso y del pecado que tan fácilmente nos envuelve, y corramos con paciencia (perseverancia) la carrera que tenemos por delante, 2 puestos los ojos en Jesús, el autor y consumador de la fe, quien por el gozo puesto delante de El soportó la cruz, despreciando la vergüenza, y se ha sentado a la diestra del trono de Dios.
Sometimes it is easy for us to allow the stress and cares of the world to overtake us and we don’t listen to the Holy Spirit. We are in a race and our goal is to run that race to the best of our ability. How do we do that? We listen to our coach. Who is our coach? Jesus is our coach. He lived it too. He knows what we face and He understands. If you fall, pick yourself up and listen to the coach–run and run. Your faith will give you strength. Look at the prize, because you WILL win if you listen to the coach–JESUS CHRIST.
But God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Pero jamás acontezca que yo me gloríe, sino en la cruz de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, por el cual el mundo ha sido crucificado para mí y yo para el mundo.
Oh look what I did! That is how it can get sometimes. Our pride gives us the thoughts that we should have the glory. Only God deserves the glory. Without God, we can not do anything correctly. Only God deserves the Glory; only God!
And they that passed by derided him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, you that destroy the temple, and build it in three days, Save yourself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.
Y los que pasaban le injuriaban, meneando la cabeza y diciendo: ¡Bah! Tú que destruyes el templo y en tres días lo reedificas, ¡sálvate a ti mismo descendiendo de la cruz! De igual manera, también los principales sacerdotes junto con los escribas, burlándose de El entre ellos, decían: A otros salvó, a sí mismo no puede salvarse. Que este Cristo, el Rey de Israel, descienda ahora de la cruz, para que veamos y creamos. Y los que estaban crucificados con El también le insultaban.
So many seem to be doing the same to Jesus now days as what was done on this day. Do we expect Him to do miracles so that we can believe? We have seen blessings and miracles and we still expect and expect. Are we spitting on Jesus? Do we truly believe? I praise and thank You Jesus for not coming down from that cross that day; I thank You that You gave me a way to the Father knowing that I could not live up to the law. Praise be to our Savior!