1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Revelation 3:11; Hebrews 12:4; 2 Corinthians 4:18; Hebrews 11:3; James 4:4; James 4:1; John 2:16; Jeremiah 17:9

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives sthe prize? So trun that you may obtain it. 25 Every uathlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we van imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I wdo not box as one xbeating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and ykeep it under control,1 lest after preaching to others zI myself should be adisqualified.


11 gI am coming soon. hHold fast what you have, so that no one may seize iyour crown.


In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.


18 jas we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.


By faith we understand that the universe was created by fthe word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of gthings that are visible.


aYou adulterous people!1 Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? bTherefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.


Warning Against Worldliness

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions1 are yat war within you?2


16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, Take these things away; do not make wmy Father's house a house of trade.


The heart is deceitful above all things,

and desperately sick;

who can understand it?