The lesson on October 2, 2022 was part 24 of the “Running the Race” study. Wayne takes reviews what was learned from the previous lesson, specifically on the activities of faith and the two sides of the coin analogy he used to describe the one side of better blessings comes with the other side of added responsibilities. How we looked at the Greek word behind “substance” (2 Cor. 9:4; 11:17; Heb. 1:3; 3:14; 11:1) where is conveyed that of reproof (2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 11:1). Comparing Hebrews 11:1 to that of Habakkuk 2:1 – “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.” We looked at Hebrews 12:1 and the Greek word “Τοιγαροῦν” which is translated “wherefore” in regards to the sin which doeth so easily beset us. This lead to the main question for this lesson which was “What have we come to?”. The rest of the lesson taught on the answer to this question for the Hebrew believers and also what we have come to in our age which is The Mystery, given to PAul the prisoner for our calling and hope.
The scripture reading was from 1 Timothy 6:1-3 KJV “1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;”