Be Ready Always. 1 Pet 3:15 says “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: (KJV)” As Christians, we are asked to study the Bible to be prepared for any situation that presents itself where we will have an opportunity to give witness. Many issues, like homosexuality, are confronting the Christian today where the Bible is very clear when condemning sinful behavior. But, to discern these types of issues, It’s required that the student of God know the Word so they can apply and testify of the truth. This is how a Christian run’s the race for God. One such Christian hero was Eric Liddell, subject of the film “Chariots of Fire”. Eric risked becoming a national disgrace at the 1924 Paris Olympics when he refused to run on a Sunday. Disqualifying himself from the finals, Britain’s hope of a medal was sacrificed as well. But the criticism in the press turned to sensational acclaim when Eric entered and won a race for which he was completely untrained, finishing a full five meters ahead of the favorite. He was a celebrity, but the faith which had inspired his courageous stand stirred in him again, and at the height of his fame he announced that he was leaving athletics to return as a missionary to the land of his birth, China. Even though Eric had not fully understood our position of Grace in The Mystery, he did not compromise his faith. Click here to listen to the lesson on 01-27-2002 and be encouraged to run the race to your best ability.