The Greater Motivation
Paul compares the Christian life to a race. In Hebrews 11:39-12:3, the Hebrews writer advises us to use the example faithful people (those who have come before us) to inspire and encourage us to complete our Christian race just as they completed their Christian race. He also instructs us to look to Jesus for encouragement and empowerment. Finally, he tells us to look forward, to see the unfading joy we are promised when the race is won.