Follow the Rules
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules.
— 2 Timothy 2:5 (NLT)
If I were training for a marathon, do you think I’d be sitting on my couch eating potato chips every day? No way! I’d be outside running for miles and miles, training properly and getting in shape for the big day.
Paul was pretty serious about training. He said, “Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training” (1 Corinthians 9:24-25). Is there an area of your life that could use some discipline? Weak flesh produces weak Christians.
We have a reason to follow the rules. If you claim to be a Christian and your life- style does not match up with that, you will cause others to sin. Are you sleeping with your girlfriend? You’re not living the life of a Christian.
We can’t pick and choose which rules to follow. All marathon winners stay away fro ...
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