Illustration: Conviction

Wesley Britt was a 6-foot-8-inch, 312-pound lineman for the Crimson Tide (University of Alabama)…

He was one of 22 football players nationwide chosen to the Playboy All-American team.  With the honor came a free week at the mansion, the opportunity to meet Hugh Hefner, and a chance to be pampered by real-life Playboy bunnies.  And, yet, Wesley turned it all down.  He said, “Initially, I was like, ’Yeah, I’m going to take it.  It’s a great honor.  But, after thinking about it for a while, I decided this is not one of my goals.  I put God first, and I set my goals for Him.  I talked to God about it, and I felt it just wasn’t the right thing to do.”

KneEmail: “According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death” (Phil. 1:20).

THOUGHT: How is Christ magnified in you?

via KneEmail e-devotional, ed. Mike Benson, 1/31/2007

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