The Footsteps of the Saints

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1).

It is rare to find someone completely sold out to Christ, holy and blameless before him.  It is rare to find someone willing to lay down their life and die for the sake of the Gospel.  The legacies of these saints are a tremendous encouragement to us.  Their lives are lived in faithfulness to the one who bought them at a price.  They are our example.  As we follow after Christ we are also following in their footsteps.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:10-12).

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