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, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
What a great way to start 2018! Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. What are the things in your life that hinder you? They may not be things that are necessarily sins or bad but they seem to always drag you down or stop you from really pursuing Christ. The write of Hebrews encourages you to do something drastic – THROW THEM OFF! It is true that sin entangles us; it restricts our movements and trips us up. Again, the writer encourages us to do something drastic – THROW IT OFF!