People run to catch a train, plane or a bus. Or it could be because they are being chased by something or someone. The Christian run has to be done with the right heart and attitude and with the right intent in mind. That intent is to get ourselves to the right place in the end (heaven) while also helping as many as we can along the way to get there. If we stop loving the world and desire to seek and save the lost will we make it ourselves? Pray and medidate on the passage.
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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 a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat 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 (NIV)
Dont you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. ~1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NLT)
(AV)Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives (AW)the prize? (AX)Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who (AY)competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable (AZ)wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I (BA)run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not (BB)beating the air; but I discipline (BC)my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. ~1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NASB)
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