Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
I spoke to the prophets; I myself revealed many visions; I spoke in parables through the prophets."
Like a bridegroom it emerges from its chamber; like a strong man it enjoys running its course.
Again, I observed this on the earth: the race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge -- for time and chance may overcome them all.
The Lord answered, "If you have raced on foot against men and they have worn you out, how will you be able to compete with horses? And if you feel secure only in safe and open country, how will you manage in the thick undergrowth along the Jordan River?
1 Corinthians 9:26
So I do not run uncertainly or box like one who hits only air.
I went there because of a revelation and presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I did so only in a private meeting with the influential people, to make sure that I was not running -- or had not run -- in vain.
You were running well; who prevented you from obeying the truth?
by holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.
with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, we must get rid of every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and run with endurance the race set out for us,
Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have so that no one can take away your crown.