Good Morning Everyone!
I hope that you are having a productive morning this Wednesday morning. Allow me to give you a small thought about a verse I read yesterday……
II Timothy 4:7
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”
Notice that it does not say “I have finished the race”. Paul wrote to Timothy before he died and looked back over his life and came to the understanding that it was time for him to pass the torch to someone else. Just like in an obstacle course, when you finish one obstacle you go to another one; when one Christian comes to the end of their life, another steps up and keeps the ball rolling. That is why you and I are saved today. If the race was finished at Paul, then we would have been in trouble.
We must make sure that we are training someone to take our place. I would like to believe that if something were to happen to me, that there would be about 20 men at SCBC that would carry the torch and keep everything going. Parents, be passing the torch to your children. Businesses always have a “next man up” philosophy. In Christianity, let’s run our COURSE well, that way the RACE can be won.