Absorbing God’s Word
“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
Applying God’s Word
Every Sport has its own set of rules. I happen to like watching golf and playing it as well. Maybe because it’s a non-contact sport that enforces very strict rules for both fans and competitors alike.
The game is played out in an arena of accountability. Eyes are watching every move you make to let you know immediately when you break the rules. That’s how the Christian life should play out also, in an arena of accountability.
Initially, accountability was the one thing that kept me from joining the Christian team. I wanted to be able to break the rules when no one was watching. Following Jesus is the most challenging journey I’ve ever entertained, and I want to be part of His team, a team that competes according to the rules for the victor’s crown.
Accounting of God’s Word
Am I keeping the rules? Who’s holding me accountable?