Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Olympic Spirituality-Tuesday Truth

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

In ancient times the reward for Olympic-style games was a wreath. Today the highest prize is a gold medal. Both are perishable as they will not last forever. Paul encourages us here, as Christians, to have Olympic discipline in doing God's will. Athletes discipline themselves for a temporary reward, but God has eternal and everlasting rewards from us.


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