On Finishing The Race Well

Why is it so few people end the Christian life well? Here are a few observations I have made over the years:

 

1. A failure to comprehend and rest in the grace of God. (Psalms 103:10-14; 2 Timothy 2:1; Hebrews 4:9-11)

 

2. A failure to live a life of disciplined priorities. (1 Corinthians 9:24-27; 1 Timothy 4:7; 2 Peter 1:5-8)

 

3. A failure in our earlier years to deal with sins and other debilitating issues. (1 Timothy 5:24; Galatians 6:7, 8)

 

4. A failure to handle finances in a biblical manner. (Deuteronomy 8:17, 18; 1 Timothy 6:6-10; Luke 6:10-13; Romans 13:8; Proverbs 6:1-5)

 

5. A failure to deal Biblically with the sexual area of life. (Matthew 5:27-30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7)

 

6. A failure to grasp God’s sovereignty and grace in responding Biblically to bitterness, disappointment and disillusionment. (Isaiah 14:24; Romans 8:28-30; Hebrews 12:14, 15)

 

7. A failure to live a life of sacrifice rather than a life of ease. (Luke 9:23, 24; 2 Corinthians 5:15)

 

8. A failure to live a life of transparency, accountability and fellowship. (James 5:16, Proverbs 27:17; 1 John 1:7; Hebrews 10:24, 25)

 

 

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