RUN TO WIN! – 1 Corinthians 9:24 Devotional

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1 Corinthians 9:24 – Devotional

1 Corinthians 9:24

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

There are many types of races: Car races, horse races, foot races, just to name a few. It is interesting that in many races one competitor may lead throughout the race and victory is almost assured … but then comes the finish line!

It is not uncommon for one driver to lead almost all the way only to experience the heartbreak of an accident near the end lap and lose the race. The one who leads for most of the race is not declared the winner, but the one who crosses the finish line first.

I have watched foot races where the competitors have Down syndrome. These precious jewels run with such joy and excitement. Many times they are just as excited about someone else winning as themselves.

When they cross the finish line each one is awarded a prize. I somehow think that is what Paul wants us to understand. Every person in the world is entered in the race, but only those who have Christ in their heart will receive the prize. At the end of our race, the Lord will meet us and reward us for running for Him.

Blessings dear hearts! Walk with God today and be a blessing!

– – – Pastor Cecil

The Bible in One Year & Prayer

April 3rd: Deuteronomy 23:1-25:19; Luke 10:13-37; Psalm 75:1-10; and Proverbs 12:12-14

New Testament Scripture & Prayer

April 3rd: Luke 10:13-37; Psalm 75:1-10; and Proverbs 12:12-14

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