Grace and Endurance

November 20, 2021
Grace and Endurance

 

Building endurance takes time. There is no way around it. As a former cross country runner, I know how long it takes to build up the endurance to last through a race and to build up speed. In the process, there is one key component, grace.

Romans 5 teaches us that because we have been justified by faith we can now rejoice in our sufferings because it produces endurance.

Paul goes on to say, while we were still weak, Christ died for us.

Before we even began our journey towards becoming like Christ, God extended grace over us. That before we came to him and before we could build our endurance, while we were still weak, Christ died for us. He made a way to extend grace over us when we believed.

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.

Romans 5:3-6

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