“Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
“A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might”
“You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat.”
“When you go out to dinner with an influential person, mind your manners: Don't gobble your food, don't talk with your mouth full. And don't stuff yourself; bridle your appetite.”
“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.”
Compete according to the rules...
“The road to life is a disciplined life; ignore correction and you're lost for good.”
“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
“But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”
Do all things...
Do not be anxious about anything...
Do Not Look at Your Looks
“When you practice some appetite-denying discipline to better concentrate on God, don't make a production out of it. It might turn you into a small-time celebrity but it won't make you a saint. If you 'go into training' inwardly, act normal outwardly. Shampoo and comb your hair, brush your teeth, wash your face. God doesn't require attention-getting devices. He won't overlook what you are doing; he'll reward you well.”
Finish the race
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”
“Behold, I am coming soon..."
Fill your mind...
“People need more than bread for their life; they must feed on every word of God.”
“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.”
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
“She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong.”
Lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees...
Whatever you do...
“He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.”
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”
“The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.”