St Paul tells us we are to discipline or train ourselves to be godly.  (1 Tim. 4:7).  Paul gives us an example of this in 1 Cor.  as he describes the physical training a Greek athlete goes through to compete in the Greek games. So here’s a thought as you watch your favorite football team this weekend.   If an athlete goes through the pain of preparing himself for the game to win a temporal prize,  how much more should we Christians discipline ourselves to obtain a crown that lasts forever

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