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1.14.2011

Running IN the Bible and Not the Running Bible

I'm sure you can find several books claiming to be the "Running Bible". Well, as much knowledge as those books may have - I thought to myself "what about running IN the Bible and how can it apply to my own running"

"Interesting thought", I thought to myself. Many would say that the Bible is no source for running, but humor me a little and keep reading :)

Genesis 39:12 -- Joseph runs away from Potiphar's wife escaping her passes on him.

1 Kings 18:46 -- Elijah outruns those that are trying to kill him. (long distance too)

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 -- the author talks about running with purpose [this may be metaphorically, but he mentions those that train and compete in organized games] -- talks about discipline.

Hebrews 12:1 -- speaks on running with perseverance the race marked out for us. Take it as you will, but who can argue with a focused determination?

Luke 15:20 -- the prodigal son's Father runs from a long distance off to embrace his returning son. He ran with heart.

So, can I learn anything from the Bible about running without stretching the message? I'll try.

1. Gen -- Run away and Stay clear of shady situations. Use your head and don't fall into temptations of doubt, negativity, and laziness.

2. 1 Kings -- If someone is trying to kill you - RUN as fast and far as you can. Fight or Flight baby.

3. 1 Cor -- Run with discipline. Guys in that time trained just as hard so that they could win the prize - they were clear headed, disciplined, and had one purpose in mind - succeed. It was the same with what the author was saying - Stay true to your committment and spread that which you believe in.

4. Heb -- run with perseverance. simply put.

5. Luke -- don't give up, dont' give in, and embrace that which you have been given.

There you have it. I think it was a success. Despite what you believe in - this is a good message :)

6 comments:

Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story said...

I am in no way shape or form a religious person, but I really enjoyed this post. :) Well done Seth! I like it.

Lisa said...

If someone were to ask me about running in the Bible, I'd think of 1 corin and hebrews, but not the other verses, so this was particularly interesting for me to ponder... :-)

Stronger.Faster. said...

I like this :)

Robin said...

I like this post.. Your before and after pics are very inspiring!
I am just getting started on my journey.. so your blog posts are a definate help to me. thanks for sharing!!

Robin
http://www.1girlgettingit.blogspot.com

Pretty Pauline said...

This is great! The perfect Sunday motivation~thanks!

Mary said...

I love this, what a cute and fun post!