In this wonderful passage Paul gives sound advice to anyone wanting to try to live the Christian life. He tells us to "throw of the sin that clings so easily to us."
When we read this we are immediately aware of sin that clings so easily to us in particular. We all know our sins. We all know our weaknesses.
Then Paul goes on to tell us that we should keep going in the race we have begun. Words of encouragement.
Finally he tells us not to lose sight of Jesus who leads us to the way of perfection. Paul encourages us on our way. He has led this life, he is an authority upon Christian living and he is worth listening to when he gives advice.
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