Life is a race we all run. The question followers of Jesus need to ask themselves each day is, “Am I running the race God set for me?” If we are not focused on running the race God set before us, we are still running, but we are running in vain. Thank God the race He set before us is not a sprint (I intentionally avoid running fast at my age), but a marathon. He has also given us everything we need to run and to run successfully. They key is do we still want to run or have we stopped?
This Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday, we will take a break from 1 Peter and look at one of the many athletic analogies Paul uses to remind us who we’re running for, why we’re running, and how to finish our race well.