July 23, 2019
…and the sin which doth so easily beset us... Hebrews 12:1b
Imagine someone trying to run a race with a long flowing robe entangling him or some rope around his feet. He wants to be free so he can run, but he’s trapped. The word beset means “to entangle.” Weights load us down. Sin trips us up. Either one makes a poor runner. They keep us from running the race.
We’ll never fulfill the destiny God has for us if we refuse to let go of the sin that so easily trips us up. What is the sin that so easily trips us up? Each individual knows what those sins are.
The whole race we’re running is the race of faith. Hebrews 11 and 12 say we live by faith; therefore, we run by faith. Most of us wish we had better, stronger faith. Do you know the reason you don’t have more faith than you have? Sin. You say, “Now wait a minute, pastor....” No, friend, the Bible says, “Beware, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief.” Unbelief is not a mental sin; it is a moral sin. It doesn’t come out of the head; it comes out of the heart.
Lay aside what weighs you down. Identify that sin in your life that so easily entangles you. Then lay it down!