34 Bible Verses about Competition
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Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he will not be crowned as the winner unless he competes according to the rules.
Each competitor must exercise self-control in everything. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
Do you not know that all the runners in a stadium compete, but only one receives the prize? So run to win.
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.
For we would not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who recommend themselves. But when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are without understanding.
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, to end your divisions, and to be united by the same mind and purpose.
"Please test your servants for ten days by providing us with some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment.
And the king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she met with his loving approval more than all the other young women. So he placed the royal high turban on her head and appointed her queen in place of Vashti.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold.
Elijah told the prophets of Baal, "Choose one of the bulls for yourselves and go first, for you are the majority. Invoke the name of your god, but do not light a fire."
but wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness.
And let us take thought of how to spur one another on to love and good works,
Then I considered all the skillful work that is done: Surely it is nothing more than competition between one person and another. This also is profitless -- like chasing the wind.
Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another.
Go and cry for help to the gods you have chosen! Let them deliver you from trouble!"
For where there is jealousy and selfishness, there is disorder and every evil practice.
For I am afraid that somehow when I come I will not find you what I wish, and you will find me not what you wish. I am afraid that somehow there may be quarreling, jealousy, intense anger, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder.
One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty.
You must not take a woman in marriage and then marry her sister as a rival wife while she is still alive, to have sexual intercourse with her.
Now as for these four young men, God endowed them with knowledge and skill in all sorts of literature and wisdom -- and Daniel had insight into all kinds of visions and dreams.
They threw away the foreign gods they owned and worshiped the Lord. Finally the Lord grew tired of seeing Israel suffer so much.
All who believed were together and held everything in common,
Be strong and confident, all you who wait on the Lord!
He does not allow me to recover my breath, for he fills me with bitterness.
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
But since you abandoned me and worshiped other gods, I will not deliver you again.
The Lord said to the Israelites, "Did I not deliver you from Egypt, the Amorites, the Ammonites, the Philistines,
But the Israelites said to the Lord, "We have sinned. You do to us as you see fit, but deliver us today!"
God spoke all these words:
So here is my opinion on this matter: It is to your advantage, since you made a good start last year both in your giving and your desire to give,
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats from this bread he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh."
The leaders of Gilead said to one another, "Who is willing to lead the charge against the Ammonites? He will become the leader of all who live in Gilead!"
Topics on Competition
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- Confidence And Self Esteem
- Courage And Strength
- Crowns, Spiritual Use
- Fake Friends
- Fast Runners
- Fighting One Another
- Finishing Strong
- Games, Spiritual
- Hard Work And Perseverance
- Holy Ambition
- Keeping Man's Word
- Leisure, And Pastimes
- Not Giving Up
- Preaching Christ
- Reward For Works
- Self Discipline
- Self Esteem
- Spreading The Gospel
- The Christian Race
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