What a powerful chapter! The apostle Paul, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, points to the glorious prize ahead of us—an incorruptible crown. He compares believers to the racers and combatants who were well known and accepted by all Corinthians: “Know you not that those who run in a race run all, but one obtaineth the prize?” (verse 24). Winning the crown, for people of faith, is expected: “So run that you may obtain” (verse 25). May each of us run the race of life with supernatural patience and strength. May we keep our goal—eternity in heaven—clearly in front of us. And may we continue winning the lost in His mighty name!