Today we are continuing with another excerpt from Sunday’s sermon at Cornerstone entitled Run.
If you missed Pt. 1, it can be found HERE.
Let’s begin today’s excerpt by revisiting our opening Scripture.
In the Lord I take refuge.
How then can you say to me:
“Flee like a bird to your mountain.
2For look, the wicked bend their bows;
they set their arrows against the strings
to shoot from the shadows
at the upright in heart.
3When the foundations are being destroyed,
what can the righteous do?”
4The Lord is in his holy temple;
the Lord is on his heavenly throne.
He observes everyone on earth;
his eyes examine them.
5The Lord examines the righteous,
but the wicked, those who love violence,
he hates with a passion.
6On the wicked he will rain
fiery coals and burning sulfur;
a scorching wind will be their lot.
7For the Lord is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.
I think the first thing we have to recognize is that society encourages us to live our lives running. How many of you feel like life just makes you run all the time? How many of you find yourself getting tired of running sometimes?
Can I suggest here that maybe it is not the running that is the problem but the way we are running?
Isaiah 40 :31 helps to understand this when it says…
“They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall RUN AND NOT GROW WEARY THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT.”
The problem is not in the running, then. It is in how we run.
So what are some ways that people run?