With Middle & High School basketball tournaments, College “March Madness,” High School & College football playoffs and bowl games, and the professional “Super Bowl,” nearly everyone should understand this Scripture: “if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules” (2 Timothy 2:5 NKJV). We know that spectators haven’t trained, practiced, and played during the season to be able to participate in these competitions. Paul said: “Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things” (2 Timothy 2:7 NKJV). No one should get the trophy who violates “the rules.” Jesus said: “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:16 NKJV); AND, “Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death” (John 8:51 NKJV). Are you following His rules?
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.