Throughout Scripture, we read of our faith journeys being compared to a race. Notice that the passage from Hebrews uses the word, “endurance.” The faith journey is not a sprint; instead, it is an endurance event which means we need to train smart, race smart, and keep our eyes on the finish line.
What is the preacher of the sermon to the Hebrews exhorting us to do? He is challenging us to worship, pure and simple. The book of Hebrews is an exhortation to a deep, abiding worship of the Living God, in and through Jesus Christ.
Because the pandemic torpedoed our old habits, we formed new ones, and the trouble with habits is they are more than temporary diversions, they are permanent fixtures we arrange our lives around. It will take more than simply hanging out a REOPENED FOR BUSINESS sign to draw us out of them. Good luck luring us off our sofas, off our stationary bikes, and out of our comfy home offices.