One example of self-destructive behavior in the New Testament is Judas. He not only committed physical suicide, but spiritual suicide as well.
Back in the 1980’s, I used to be an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, when Tom Landry was their coach, but no more. Like most other sports, the game is now motivated by mostly money; players no longer playing for the sheer enjoyment of the game.
About the only game I enjoy watching with any interest, is golf, the gentleman’s game. I played golf in college and learned that the game challenges your whole being. Not only do you have to be in good physical condition, but you must be able to think about and analyze every shot you make. The most challenging part of the game for me was the putting aspect of the game.
It’s not too difficult to get the ball to the green, but getting that little white ball into that very small hole, is a very large challenge – one that takes great patience in achieving.
In playing the game of golf, you learn a great deal about yourself and your capabilities, both physically and mentally.