1 Corinthians 9:24–27

The Need for Self-Discipline

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?k Runl in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crownm that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.n 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly;o I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.p 27 No, I strike a blow to my bodyq and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.r

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