1 Corinthians 9-10
In chapter 9, Paul speaks of the example he set as an apostle. Even though he is within his right to be supported financially by them, he chooses not to. Instead, he does whatever he can to not hinder them from hearing the gospel. From there, he goes on to describe Israel’s history in the wilderness and how that should serve as an example for us of what not to do, particularly participating in idolatry. In contrast, Paul desires the church to use their Christian liberties to glorify God in all they do.
Paul uses an example of athletics to make a spiritual point. How we live matters. And the prize we seek matters. Since it matters, we need to live our lives in such a way that we glorify God in all we do. That means battling sin daily, walking in repentance, sharing the gospel, and even how we physically care for ourselves. It all matters because it is all a means of glorifying God. And most of all, we do it not just to benefit ourselves, but so we can seek the good of others.
Are you glorifying God in all you do?