Tag Archives: athletics in bible

What’s your Obsession?

Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Few would argue with the statement that “for many, sport is an obsession”.  Such obsessions are manifested in many ways.  There are countless parents who are obsessed with their children becoming great athletes, […]

Grumbling Against God

Numbers 11: 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6 But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!” There is one concept in professional sports that I have a really tough time understanding – salary renegotiation.  I’ve seen it numerous […]

Beauty is Fleeting

Isaiah 53: 2bHe had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. Take a look at the headlines in sports or fitness magazines:  “Beautiful Athletes” or “Gorgeous Athlete Bodies”.  ESPN publishes an annual Body Issue which glorifies the bodies of elite athletes.  You’d have to be […]

A Consistent Life

2 Timothy 4: 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. The Dana Foundation is a private US philanthropic organization whose goal is to advance brain research.  A study, Mental Preparation of High-Level Athletes (by Kayt Sukel, July 23, 2012) interviewed key […]

Fighting the Right Battles

1 John 5: 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. I have frequently seen Christians embark on campaigns against companies for not adhering to “Christian Values”.  Such battles are often fought around holidays where companies choose to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry […]

The Value of Words

Matthew 12: 34b for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. I heard a statistic recently that the average person speaks 16,000 words per day. I found that to be an incredible number.  Do I really speak that many words?  While one would think that sports should have very little to do […]

To-Don’t List

Hebrews 10: 25not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. I saw a brief clip interviewing elderly ladies; each asked what they would do-over if they had the chance.  I have learned over the years to perk up […]

Honouring our Leaders

Romans 13: 1Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. There is a tradition in the United States where the winning team of the various professional sporting organizations gets honoured by appearing at the White House with […]