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Hebrews 12:1 – Everything that Hinders (April 25)

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Monday. April 24th. The 2nd day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is Hebrews 12:1.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

OK. Now we talked about hungering and thirsting for righteousness yesterday. Now, today, this verse actually shows us how to do just that. Our verse here says “let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.”

“Everything that hinders… AND the sin…”

So what does this tell us? It tells us there can be things in our lives that hinder our walk that does not have to be sin. Did you hear that? There can be things in our lives that hinder our walk that does not have to be sin. So just because something is not “sin,” it does not mean that it’s OK to have in our lives.

So in conjunction with our devotion from yesterday, how hungry and thirsty for righteousness are you? Are you willing to purge things from your life that might be holding you back in your walk even though it may not be “sin?”

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!