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 have also spoken to the prophets, and I have multiplied visions; and by the ministry of the prophets I have used parables.
which is as a bridegroom coming out of his room, like a strong man rejoicing to run his course.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happen to them all.
If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? and though in a land of peace you are secure, yet how will you do in the pride of the Jordan?
1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,
I went up by revelation, and I laid before them the Good News which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were respected, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.
You were running well! Who interfered with you that you should not obey the truth?
holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.
Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him.
I am coming quickly! Hold firmly that which you have, so that no one takes your crown.