30 Nov 1 Corinthians 9:24

24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win

Have you ever been in a race? Did you run slowly or did you run as hard as you could to win. Paul was encouraging the Corinthians to do the same thing with their lives in Christ. The Corinthians, six years after Paul had been there, were really struggling. They were struggling with sin! In fact, Paul was concerned that the Corinthians were living in exactly the same way they had been BEFORE they had been baptized into Christ! Take a close look at how you are living. Are you the same person at home and school as you are at church? Make sure that you are living in such a way to win the prize.