1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
I read those words, and then I continued reading all these familiar words and then I came to these words.
26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens." 27 This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of things that are shaken--that is, things that have been made--in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire. (emphasis mine)
I'm not running just any old race.
I'm running a race of my salvation.
A race that will end up up in heaven.
That's where I'm bound for you know.
An eternal life with Christ.
A place that WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.
Not like this world with it's earthquakes, floods, storms, fires and temporariness.
Not like the sky with it's storms, lightningg, tornadoes and other such disturbances.
I am bound for heaven and it's total solidity.
Heaven is not temporary, or disturbed by the affects of sin.
It's not a wishy washy let's be concerned with temporal things. It isn't. It's God's home. It's the place where Christ sits at God's right hand.
That struck me hard indeed.
It's a good thought