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13 Bible Verses about Athletes
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Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a crown that will fade away, but we a crown that will never fade away. Therefore I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. Instead, I discipline my body and bring it under strict control, so that after preaching to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
Don’t you know that the runners in a stadium all race, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way to win the prize.
the training of the body has a limited benefit,
but godliness is beneficial in every way,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come.
Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.
No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
He gives strength to the weary
and strengthens the powerless.
No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
He is not impressed by the strength of a horse;
He does not value the power of a man.
I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.
I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.