Day Four: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

The Need for Self-Discipline

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. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

[content_box title=”Discussion Questions/Thoughts” icon=”fa-lightbulb-o” backgroundcolor=”#fff9f0″ color=”#000000″]In this passage, Paul speaks of how he does his work with a purpose. In Kingdom Calling by Amy L. Sherman, the idea of a vocational is presented as the place where what you are good at, what you are passionate about, and what the world needs meet together. Consider what your “sweet spot” might be and how you can best work within that sweet spot with an intentional purpose.[/content_box]