The scripture for today, September 25 (9/25), is 1st Corinthians 9:25f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore, I do not run like a man running aimlessly….”
Every few years there are world-wide Olympic Games with many races. The racers must eat properly, rest sufficiently, and exercise daily.
The Bible has been called the Bread of Life. As a Christian, you need to eat your spiritual meal every day to stay fit. You cannot keep up your strength without food. Do you eat at least one spiritual meal a day? How delicious is reading His Words? Ah, you cannot wait until your next meal!
Your time of rest is prayer. You enter a room in your heart alone and talk to God every day. You do not spend all your time asking for things. You can hardly hold back your gratitudes and your praises. Ah, sweet time of rest in God. You need your rest. You cannot keep up your strength without it.
I Timothy 4:8 says, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” You exercise your godliness by being out in the world and being a good example in the face of temptation to react to the world around you in the wrong way. Yes, spiritual exercise means purposely getting out there and facing obstacles to yourself or others. You exercise your spiritual muscles by pushing back and you do it daily.
The race, of course, is your Christian life. You run every day. How is your race going?
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