In this passage, Paul puts forth the now-familiar comparisons of the Christian life to a race and a fight. As believers, we’re all running that race and we’ve experienced the battle. Paul’s race is nearing an end, and he’s confident that he will finish well. Wherever we are in our race, it’s a good idea to regularly check our form to ensure we’re positioned for a strong finish.
Questions for further thought:
1. How would you describe the race you’ve run to this point?
2. What does finishing the race of life well look like to you?
Challenge: Do you know a mature Christian you would say has run a good race? Ask for a few minutes of their time (coffee or lunch) and ask them what they’ve learned that has helped them in their journey.
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