The REAL competitor of life
24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the price? Run in such a way as to get the price. 25Everyone who competes in games goes into strict training. They do it to get the crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
In this passage, is written by Paul to the Corinthians church, located in Greece. In verse 24, Paul compares the Olympic athletes to us, and tells us how we should run the race of life, he did not tell us to compete with others, but he said that we should run this way, a attitude of only one winner. He also tell us that this race need "strict training" and needs to have a goal. At verse 27, he reveals the real competitor that we're racing against, our "body". Because there is only one winner, which is us or our body, therefore we need to beat our body and win the "crown that will last forever".