Monday, August 16, 2010
Running Every Day
Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Run in such a way that you may obtain the prize. - 1 Corinthians 9:24
In Corinthians 9, Paul uses running as a picture of his own discipline as a Christian in the race of life. He ran with purpose and discipline to win an eternal crown, and he encouraged others to do the same. "Run in such a way that you may obtain the prize". (v.24)
The word temperate in verse 25 carries the meaning of self-control practiced by athletes who train to win the prize . As a consistent habit of life, regular discipline is of far greater value to any athlete than last minute preparation.
Are we approaching the "race that was set before us" (Heb. 12:1) with a hit or miss spiritual regime or with a purpose and discipline born from a desire to please God?
The key to going the distance is the discipline if running every day - David McCasland
Running the Christian race takes dedication and discipline.