Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Corinthians 9:26
I, therefore, so run, as not uncertainly I so fight, as not beating the air.
And I went up according to revelation, and laid before them the Gospel which I preach among the Gentiles; but privately to those of repute, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
Ye were running well; who hindered you, that ye should not obey the truth,
holding forth the word of life, for an occasion of glorying to me at the day of Christ, that I ran not in vain, neither labored in vain.
I am pressing on toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have contended in the noble contest, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;
Happy is a man who endures temptation; because, when he becomes approved, he will receive the crown of life, which He promised to those who love Him.
I am coming speedily; hold fast that which you have, that no one take your crown.