Jehovah`s Witness/Running a Race


In what sense are true Christians in a race, and on what must our focus be?

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    In the letter to the Corinthian congregation the apostle Paul likened the race that all true Christians run, the race for life. Paul states in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27,” Do YOU not know that the runners in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that YOU may attain it. Moreover, every man taking part in a contest exercises self-control in all things. Now they, of course, do it that they may get a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible one.  Therefore, the way I am running is not uncertainly; the way I am directing my blows is so as not to be striking the air;  but I pummel my body and lead it as a slave, that, after I have preached to others, I myself should not become disapproved somehow.

    The city of Corinth was known for Gross immorality and in time it even affected the Christian congregation in that city. Paul found it necessary to rebuke the congregation in a letter because among them arose a case of “such fornication as is not even among the nations,” for a certain man had taken his father’s wife. (1Co 5:1-5) Using an illustration they could appreciate, he also encouraged them to faithfulness. He knew that they were acquainted with the athletic contests at the Isthmian Games held near Corinth.

        Paul echoed the same race of endurance to the Hebrew Christians in Jerusalem and Judea, Paul again made reference to features of athletic games or races. He not only called attention to the reason for engaging in the race but also pointed out what one must do to win. In Hebrews 12:1-3 he encouraged them by saying, “So, then, because we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also put off every weight and the sin that easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, as we look intently at the Chief Agent and Perfecter of our faith, Jesus. For the joy that was set before him he endured a torture stake, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Indeed, consider closely the one who has endured such contrary talk by sinners against their own interests that YOU may not get tired and give out in YOUR souls. So Stella the race for everlasting life is always present in a true Christian’s life.

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