Saturday, October 6, 2012
What seems to be the hardest to endure in the Christian life?
Most of us are familiar with the Bible verse that says “...run with endurance the race that is set before us,” taken from Hebrews 12:1. The word patience means to have the ability to wait, not be in a hurry or just to be patient with calmness and self control. The meaning is more about how we conduct ourselves. But the Greek meaning for patience in this verse is endurance or continuance, a much stronger word than patience.
Endurance means to have the power to tolerate pain and distress. To stand, remain or hold out even through suffering. Which is more about our capacity than our conduct. As we are running the marathon on our spiritual racetracks, we will go through various trials. test, and tribulations, but what seems to be the hardest to endure? As athletes train and compete they activate their endurance capabilities. What really stretches your endurance capabilities?
Make your vote count and take the Endurance Test on the right of this Blog and then post your comments to this Blog. Don’t forget to click the Follow this site button at the top of the poll when you are finished..