Daily Bible Podcast Day 315 – Psalm 122, 1 Corinthians 9-11

September 11, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan


“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” ~1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Paul is obviously comparing the Christian life to a foot race. He brings up the fact that runners have a goal and train hard for a very temporary prize. We should run with purpose and train just as hard, since our prize is far more valuable.

Am I running with a purpose or am I running aimlessly? Am I even running sometimes? What does training look like for the Christian “race”?

Father, I confess that I am not always running, and even when I am I don’t always run with purpose. I’m trying to be better about training, but I need Your help to impress Your thoughts into my head, so that I will run the way You would have me run. Help me so I might be worthy of a prize in the race You have ordained for me.

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