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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8140 prize
8140 prize

8140 prize

Something of value given to those competing in a race, which the Christian life is likened to. Though believers must accept discipline and training, a prize is reserved for everyone who is committed to Jesus Christ.

A prize is reserved for all believers

2Ti 4:7-8 The crown is the wreath given to the winner of a race. See also Jas 1:12; 1Pe 5:4

Requirements for winning the prize

Total dedication to God Ac 20:24 See also Php 3:7-8

Perseverance Php 3:14 See also Php 2:16; Heb 12:1; Rev 2:10; Rev 3:11

Keeping God’s rules 2Ti 2:5

Self-discipline 1Co 9:25-27

Hindrances to winning the prize

Falling into sin Heb 12:1

Following false teaching Gal 5:7 See also Gal 2:2; Col 2:18

See also

5280crown
5498reward
5591treasure
5596victory
8110athletics
8207commitment
8223dedication
8248faithfulness
8453obedience
8459perseverance
8476self-discipline
9413heaven, inheritance

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