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13 Bible Verses about Athletes
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Every man who strives in the games exercises self-control in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air, but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected.
Don't you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run like that, that you may win.
For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.
Or don't you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby. Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.
He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.
All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.
He doesn't delight in the strength of the horse. He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.