I hope you are encouraged as we consider these final words given to a group of Christians who themselves were on the Backside of the Race. The Hebrew believers of this text started well. They came to Christ when Christianity wasn't fashionable, and yet their faith was real. Grace had won their heart. Having known the slavery of sin, Christ was nothing less than the aroma of life. And as a result they paid the price, in the form of persecution, the seizure of their property, and the loss of loved ones to jail. But they didn't care; they had Christ!