"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. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."
-- We are exhorted in these verses to look to Jesus, who is the author and perfecter of our faith. We are to look unto Him as our example, in the same way that He endured the cross by looking to the future joy of providing salvation to all and being with His Father; so we must endure the Christian walk looking to the future reward.
The reward of being eternally with Him. The reward of a blessed eternity, living and abiding in the very presence of Jesus. May this be our joy as we press on in our Christian walk. Amen
Dear Lord Jesus I thank You that You set an example for me. You endured the cross, looking to the joy of the future reward. I pray that You will give me the strength to look to You and press forward as good soldier in You. I love you Lord. Amen.
In His service,