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Running the race in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 9:24-25
When an athlete decides to run a marathon, he or she commits to serious training. Why would it be any different with our spiritual life? This passage challenges Christians to understand the Christian life as a race: a long-term commitment that is more successful when we "train" ourselves daily with Bible study, prayer, and other spiritual disciplines.
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - What Makes the Marathon Worth It - #8140
It actually made me think of the race I’m trying to run, which is not for Olympic gold, but for something better. These six words: “Well done, good and faithful servant,” (Matthew 25:21) spoken by Jesus at the finish line of my life.