- Daily: “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
- With clear goals: “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).
- Prepared for competition: “revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:14)
- Protecting ourselves from harm: “Above all else, guard your heart” (Proverbs 4:23)
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come” (1 Timothy 4:8).
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