Are you in the running for the crown of victory? We'll look at this reward on today's Bible Minute.
The crown of victory is given to those people who recognize that running the Christian race is not a sprint, it's a marathon. They've spent time in God's Word; they've filled their minds with God's Word. So when tough times come, they have something to fall back on.
In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Paul says, "Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control at all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable." This is a marathon, and the crown is given at the end.
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