“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. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)
Among the many great things the Apostle Paul gave us, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, were analogies that are useful for understanding some of the most important messages of the Bible. In this 20-Minute Bible Study, we explore two of these: the runner and the boxer.