Tag Archives: Sports Devotional

The Pain of Discipline

Hebrews 12   11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.   One of the most difficult things to accept is correction and discipline.  It seems to go against every natural fibre of our being.  Our first […]

The Advice of Elders

2 Chronicles 10   8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.   Hanging out with buddies of similar ages is a special thing especially if you play together on a team.  Deep bonds can be formed, and lasting memories […]

The Formula

Philippians 4   6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Most Athletes are looking for that magic formula for success.  Some may run after a coach with […]

God’s Promotion vs Self Promotion

Proverbs 27   2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. We live in an age of self-promotion.  Social media of various types are used to enhance our image.  Many professional athletes even hire marketing firms to help create fame and to position themselves in the most marketable […]

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 […]

Do they even know you?

Acts 19:  15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?”   In most sporting matches or sporting events there are a few athletes who stand out in the crowd.  When I used to participate in triathlons, Nordic ski races or running races, there was […]