WHY YOU SHOULD RUN!

We run because having control and discipline over our bodies is important. We run because we are glorifying God in this earthly body.

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Running is a great way to get in shape and appreciate the wonderful temple God gave us.

  • Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 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 someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

    This verse is showing us the metaphor of running and our relationship to Christ. When you first believe in Christ, SURPRISE! You become a runner in the christian race. In 1 Corinthians, Paul encourages us not to sit down, stop, or quit, but to RUN!

  • I love running because we do not compete against each other. You compete with yourself to be the best version of yourself. 
  • In 1 Corinthians, Paul talks about strict training in running, as well as in our walk with Christ. Training like:
    • Prayer
    • Forgiveness
    • Worship
    • ETC!

This week try to run or walk 1 mile. Discuss with someone or meditate over this verse and let me know what it means to you.

“Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.” 1 Corinthians 9:26

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