The scripture for today, September 25 (9/25), is 1st Corinthians 9:25f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“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….”
Every few years there are world-wide Olympic Games with many races. The racers must eat properly, rest sufficiently, and exercise daily.
The Bible has been called the Bread of Life. As a Christian, you need to eat your spiritual meal every day to stay fit. You cannot keep up your strength without it. Your time of rest is prayer. You enter a room alone and talk to God every day. You need your rest. You cannot keep up your strength without it.
I Timothy 4:8 says, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” You exercise your godliness by being out in the world and being a good example in the face of temptation. You exercise your spiritual muscles daily.
The race is your Christian life. You run every day. How is your race going?
Paul, who wrote today’s scriptures was apparently athletic. He wrote about sports often. In my historical novel about his life (it’s a long novel), I include that. Men readers enjoy it. To BUY NOW, click one of the pictures or paste this: https://amzn.to/2OQNMI6
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