1 Corinthians 9:25
And every man that strives for self control is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
1 Corinthians 9:26
I therefore so run, not with uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:
1 Corinthians 9:24
Know you not that they who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain.
2 Timothy 2:5
And if a man also competes as an athlete, yet is he not crowned, unless he strives lawfully.
Of their flesh shall you not eat, and their carcass shall you not touch; they are unclean to you.
Thus says the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.
But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, You know not what manner of spirit you are of.
Then said he unto him, A certain man gave a great supper, and bade many:
And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshiped the sun toward the east.
2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
In that day the Lord will take away the finery of their jingling ornaments about their ankles, and their scarves, and their crescents,
The LORD shall cause you to be defeated before your enemies: you shall go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shall be a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Therefore I hated life; because the work that is done under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and like grasping the wind.