Daily Devotional
Lay Aside Every Weight


Many of us are carrying extra weight. The Bible says we are to “lay aside every weight.” When I was a young man, I used to be on the track team, and when I would run, I would get the lightest shoes, a pair of very light shorts and a sleeveless nylon shirt. Now, one thing I never did was run with an overcoat on! Nothing wrong with overcoats—they’re nice to wear in cold weather—but if you’re in a race, you lay aside every weight.

If you want to be a success in life, don’t think of just the basics and say, “Is this right or is this wrong?” Forget that. Ask yourself, “Is this a weight or is this a wing?”

Friend, never exchange wings for weights. There are some things that are not bad in and of themselves, but you just have to say, “That is not for me, not if I want to run this race. There are certain things I’m going to do without. I am to be separated from the surplus that is upon me.”



Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.