The lesson on October 16, 2022 was part 26 of the “Running the Race” study. This series is finishing in chapter 13 of Hebrews where we are learning of the chastisement of the son in the family unit of a father and a mother and how that chastisement is given by the father to prepare the son for his future walk. We reviewed the scripture that referenced chastening (Eph. 6:4; 2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 12:5; Heb. 12:7; Heb. 12:8; Heb. 12:11 KJV). No chastening is pleasant while receiving but is a blessing afterwards to those who are exercised by it. In this lesson, we looked at the object of chastening in Hebrews 12:10 KJV. We are sanctified by the blood of Christ so we may put aside every sin that deters us from exercising and also being exercised as the Hebrew Christians ran their race in order that they may receive the prize of their hope in working together with those who rule over them. We too, will exercise our faith to run the race with our calling in the Mystery.
The scripture reading was from Hebrews 13:12-19 KJV “12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. 15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. 16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. 18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. 19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.”