Tag Archives: Honouring

Humility before Honor

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor. We are generally impatient creatures.  We also tend to see things through the lenses of the world which are considerably different than how God sees things. As an athlete we recognize that if we work hard there should be […]

Are You Fully Present with Others?

John 4: 26 Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” Like most other sports fans, I am impressed by incredible feats of athleticism.  I used to watch in awe as Michael Jordan took over a basketball game, seemingly single-handedly.  I marveled at tennis great, Roger Federer, face multiple match-ending break points without flinching […]

Taming the Tongue

James 3: 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. The beginning of the third chapter of James is often entitled “Taming the Tongue”.  The first twelve verses all address the issue […]

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 […]

A Gracious Loser

Philippians 2:   3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.  Competitive athletes have a serious dilemma they have to work through.  Aside from physical advantages such as talent, size or strength, successful athletes […]

Are you a rebel?

Numbers 16:  1 Korah…and certain Reubinites…became insolent and rose up against Moses. Numbers 16 documents the story of three leaders in the Israelite camp, Korah, Dathan and Abiram, who stir up a rebellion against Moses.  Korah was actually the great grandson of Levi, and as a Levite Korah would have had the responsibility of worship in […]

A Light on the Hill

Matthew 5:14-16  “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may […]

Honouring those in Authority

Romans 13:1-3 Let 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.2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those […]