Verse 1-4. What quality does the Christian race particularly demand?
What conditions must be fulfilled if it is to be run successfully?
How can I gain the help I need to finish the course?
Verse 5-11. For what purpose does God in his providence order some of the earthly experiences to his children? What goal has he in view for us?
On what kind of response from us does our full enjoyment of benefit depend?
Verses 12-17. What dangers beset those who are spiritually slack and careless?
How may a whole group be affected by one renegade?
What practical step to avoid these danger are (either explicated or implicitly) given here?