Welcome to February – and Super Bowl Sunday!
I am always sad when football season ends. Football lets us down easy though – we have fewer and fewer games until the final big game – the Super Bowl.
Then football ends. There is emptiness on Sundays (and Mondays and Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays).
The next football games are in August, and that is a long time from today. Sure there are other sports – but nothing compares to the competition on the football field.
The Bible gives us a lot of information about competition. For example:
–Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. – 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)
–Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. – 2 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)
–Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. – 1 Corinthians 9:25 (NIV)
My favorite verse about competition is this one:
–But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
Have a great day with your family and friends!
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