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13 Bible Verses about Athletes
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Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.
for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He does not take pleasure in the legs of a man.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.