Train, eat and exercise like an athlete (even if you ain’t one!)

Sensible advice…

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Decathlon world record 9126points

 

Kevin Meyer of France recently set a new world best for the greatest all-round athletic challenge with 9126 points in the decathlon at Tallence, France. This came not long after total failure and disappointment at European Champs where he recorded three no jumps in Long Jump. Only shame is that second day was a Sunday, Lord’s Day when he should have been worshipping the God who enables his achievements!

Temperance in all things

 

If the athlete has to be self-controlled and temperate in all things (food, sleep, physical training) then even more so should the Christian believer be temperate in all things and keep under, nay mortify, his body of sin (sinful flesh).

 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway (I Corinthians 9:24-27).

John Gill is good: Commentary (v24)

1948 Olympics London (70 years ago)

Nice U tube.

Note hymn sung at opening ceremony-very appropriate!

Non Nobis, Domine!

Language: English

Non Nobis, Domine! 
Not unto us, O Lord, 
The praise and glory be 
Of any deed or word. 
For in Thy judgement lies 
To crown or bring to nought 
All knowledge and device 
That man has reached or wrought.

And we confess our blame, 
How all too high we hold 
That noise which men call fame, 
That dross which men call gold. 
For these we undergo 
Our hot and godless days, 
But in our souls we know 
Not unto us the praise.

O Power by whom we live 
Creator, Judge and Friend, 
Upholdingly forgive, 
Nor leave us at the end. 
But grant us yet to see, 
In all our piteous ways, 
Non Nobis, Domine, 
Not unto us the praise.


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