Bible Verse Of The Day-Friday December 13, 2013

Posted: December 13, 2013 in Daily Devotional
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I can remember growing up as an athlete and always stairing in the mirror after a workout. Always putting so much attention on the body, wanting muscles everywhere. But with much focus on the outward appearance I ignored the inner being, which is the most important muscle that needed to be grown.

Paul, the apostle, reminds us that sometimes hard work is forgotten. Athletes subject their bodies to great discipline as they train to win perishable medals for their effort (1 Cor. 9:25). But it is not just that the medals are perishable. Over time, people’s memory of those achievements dim and fade. If athletes can sacrifice so much to achieve rewards on the earth, rewards that will eventually be forgotten, how much more effort should followers of Christ exert to gain an imperishable crown? (1 Tim. 4:8).

Athletes’ sacrifice and determination are rewarded with medals, trophies, and money. But even greater, our Father in heaven rewards the discipline of His children (Luke 19:17).

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