God has conquered all our enemies
How well are you running the race?
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Running the Race
As he watched athletes training for and competing in their games, Paul saw an illustration of the struggles and victories of the Christian life. Although our final victory over death through Christ is always assured, we must strive for daily victory over the issues and temptations we face now.
We discipline ourselves, not in order to earn salvation, but to experience the joy and victory God intends for us now!
Look hard at your spiritual life. Are you vigorously participating in the game, barely keeping pace, or merely watching from the stands?
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