Listen to the Bible Recap here.
Loving Father, thank You for the many people of faith in Scripture who bear witness that Your Word is trustworthy and true. In the trials and difficulties of my life, help me to keep trusting You like this great cloud of witnesses. Help me to discard every encumbrance that may hinder my Christian progress and witness and give me perseverance as I press toward the final goal. May I patiently endure all the obstacles in life in the power of the Holy Spirit and help me to be a living witness to Your Word of truth. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN.Source: https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Hebrews/12/1
Something I had to write for school:
Does the Bible teach that we will one day be the moral equivalent of Jesus? Yes. 1 John 3:1-2 says, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.”
Will we be the moral equivalent of Jesus in this life? No. Our sin nature will be with us until we are made perfect at his return (Philippians 1:6; 3:12 ESV). However we are instructed to “lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and…run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).
Jesus came, He endured, and He died for us that we may be covered by His righteousness by faith during this lifetime (Phil. 3:8-9). It is not something we have on our own but at the resurrection it will be become our own because Christ has made us HIs own (Phil. 10:3-14).
In this life there will be struggle with sin, and the Lord will continue to discipline us toward righteousness because He loves us (Heb. 12:6, 11). Hebrews 12:12-14 encourages us: “lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” We will be always striving for and finally attaining perfection when we come to Him in heaven (Heb. 12:22-23).