Run to Ruin

Paul was a runner. Paul was always in a hurry to get somewhere to get something done. I have no idea as to the difficulty or process of tent-making, but it must have not been an easy vocation. We know that Paul’s avocation was much more successful and a blessing to a lot of people like you and me. One race that Paul won was the one he writes about in the Gospel: (1 Corinthians 9: 24-25) 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever” (NIV)  The race we must run is on the course set by GOD. Paul wrote about the race in his second letter to Timothy: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)  Races run on earth tracks award only ONE winner, but races run to completion on GOD’s track, result in the prize for everyone who completes them.  We put a great deal of stock in appreciation and honor to those who win in sporting events and I do not believe this is a bad thing, but to run any other race than GOD’s race is a “race to ruin”, donchaknow.  That’s what I get from my box of chocolate today. Love others and make GOD smile today! AMEN

One thought on “Run to Ruin

  1. I love this Mr. A. Frank and I are currently running the race with every God-breathed word and promise He brings to mind. We will be doing without many things as we start our empty nest, downsizing process. Of course, much of our “stuff is fluff” that will be easy to rid ourselves of and some will not be quite so easy. God has already made the path and we just have to follow as He leads the way to our less ‘fluffy’ life.

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