Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Here are some verses I read in my Quiet Time this morning that I thought I’d share: “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.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

The verse that talks about strict training has to do with self-control. Self-control, or discipline, is crucial to victory. Without it, the runners could not endure the race.

“Run in such a way as to get the prize.” Isn’t that a neat verse? We should be pressing towards the goal, forgetting what is behind, and straining towards what is ahead, as it says in Philippians 3:13-14. What is the goal? Christlikeness! We should be continually becoming more like Christ. Of course, this can only happen through our diligence in studying His Word, praying and having a relationship with Him, and obediently following His commands.


Kristen said...

Good thoughts, Allison! Thanks for sharing!

~^~@ Have a great day! @~^~

CMH said...

I really like this verse. It has a kind of mystery to it that you have to figure out by going to other verses in the scripture. This gets you more deep into it, and desire to read it more and more and more.