Hebrews 12: 1-4
12:1 Furthermore, since we also have so great a cloud of witnesses over us, let us set aside every burden and sin which may surround us, and advance, through patience, to the struggle offered to us.
12:2 Let us gaze upon Jesus, as the Author and the completion of our faith, who, having joy laid out before him, endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and who now sits at the right hand of the throne of God.
12:3 So then, meditate upon him who endured such adversity from sinners against himself, so that you may not become weary, failing in your souls.
12:4 For you have not yet resisted unto blood, while striving against sin.