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13 Bible Verses about Athletes
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Everyone who enters an athletic contest practices self-control in everything. They do it to win a wreath that withers away, but we run to win a prize that never fades. That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing. No, I keep on disciplining my body, making it serve me so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified.
You know that in a race all the runners run but only one wins the prize, don't you? You must run in such a way that you may be victorious.
Physical exercise is of limited value, but Godliness is very dear, a pledge of life, both there and here.
You know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God, don't you? You do not belong to yourselves, because you were bought for a price. Therefore, glorify God with your bodies.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, for those who have been trained by it, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace. Therefore, strengthen your tired arms and your weak knees, and straighten the paths of your life, so that your lameness may not become worse, but instead may be healed.
I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.
He's the one who gives might to the faint, renewing strength for the powerless.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, for those who have been trained by it, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace.
He takes no delight in the strength of a horse, and gains no pleasure in the runner's swiftness.
I keep pursuing the goal to win the prize of God's heavenly call in the Messiah Jesus.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.