“Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run your race that you may lay hold of the prize and make it yours.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 (Amplified)
Do you like running? I’ve never been a very good runner, I’ve got bad knees and they don’t tolerate it very well. Of course in this verse we aren’t talking about the physical act of running, we are talking about the race of life. It’s been called the rat race, with visions of people clawing and fighting each other to succeed. But note the writer, Paul, says to “run your race”, don’t be like everyone else clawing and fighting to get their own way.
In verse 25, which we looked at yesterday, it states we win a crown of eternal blessedness. So run your race to to please the Lord for eternal blessings.