Join us as we meditate on scripture verses that relate to competition and sport. We invite you to simply read the scripture in a spirit of prayer, considering how this relates to your own life and role as an athlete, parent, coach or administrator. Ask God to help you grow closer to Him through an understanding of his Holy Word and pray that this scripture may inspire you in the days to come. A short prayer follows each verse.
1 Corinthians 9: 24-27
“Do you know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus, I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”
Prayer: Lord, help me to keep my own eyes on the imperishable crown. May I glorify you in all my endeavors and seek always the ultimate victory of eternity in heaven. Amen.