Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight…
1. The best beings in the universe encourage it.
(2) Redeemed in heaven.
(3) Holiest on earth.
2. Our own needs demand it. We want a Mediator, Example, Friend, such as He is.
3. The great God enjoins it.
1. By the study of His biography.
2. By communion with Christly souls.
3. By friendship with Himself.
1. At the beginning of the Christian life.
2. In all the encouragements and discouragements of life.
3. At death.
(U. R. Thomas.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
WEB: Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,