Some runners find inspiration through passages in the Holy Bible. Here are some biblical passages that mention running or can be applied to running.
"Survey the path for your feet, and all your ways will be sure."
"Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
"No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it."
- 1 Corinthians 10:13
"We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance."
"The God who has girded me with strength has opened wide my path. He made my feet like the feet of deer, and set me secure on the heights."
- 2 Samuel 22:33-34
"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."
"So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body."
"But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
- 2 Timothy 4:7
"When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble."
- Proverbs 4:12
"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. 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. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize."
- 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
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