"Spiritual Olympians"

1 Timothy 4:8 - Spiritual training
Let’s train in godliness like Olympians: 
  1. 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). 
  2. 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). 
  3. 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) 
  4. 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). 

    We have a prize far more valuable than an Olympic medal. And our training has value both now and in eternity! 
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    4 comments:

    1. Hi Gail - great post with good point by point instructions to winning this race. God bless
      Tracy

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    2. I love this analogy. I could certainly be more diligent than I am being now—I'm not up to Olympic standards yet.

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    3. Love it! We should work as hard at being Christians as Olympians do at getting their medals, for surely our prize is much greater and better than any Olympic medal.

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