The lesson on August 14, 2022 was part 18 of the “Running the Race” study. In this lesson, Wayne takes time to briefly review what we had previously covered when he dived into the Isa 6:9-10 reference that was quoted by Paul in Acts 28:25-27 which came to him as a question submitted online from the Acts 29 series. It shows how much there was a continuation of the ministry sent to Israel. Wayne also pointed out an error that Charles Welch made from his commentary on Hebrews 10:34 KJV where Paul was commenting on the compassion they had “of me in my bonds”, where the original manuscripts had the Greek words “δεσμοῖς μου”, which is referring to Paul being a prisoner. Charles Welch accepted the “correction” from “the text” (referring to the textus receptus) where it removes “my” with bonds. During the writing of Hebrews, Paul was a prisoner. Charles Welch says the Paul was not a prisoner during the writing of Hebrews. Further, modern Bibles leave out “my”, and “in heaven”. We believe in inspiration and preservation of scripture so when commentary is made by those we respect, we will not agree with everything and call them out when make an error. The lesson ends with looking at “Patience” where James uses it in Jas. 1:3, 4, 5:11 KJV. We looked at the context of how Paul uses Habakkuk 2:4 KJV in Rom. 1:17, Gal. 3:11 and Heb. 10:38 KJV.
The scripture reading was from Philippians 3:14-21 KJV “14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing. 17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. 18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”