Sunday, October 22, 2017

M E R C Y
II Corinthians 4:1

What could happen during a practice or a competition that would cause you to lose heart?  From where would you draw the power to press through such circumstances?  In today’s scripture we’ll investigate a limitless source of power and courage for our hearts.

In the second letter to the Corinthian church at chapter 4 and verse 1, Paul wrote, “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.”  In spite of some terribly harsh times, this man writes to his friends that his heart is not lost and that God’s mercy has sustained his service of them.

The best source of perseverance in the world is the mercy of God.  On our worst days, He does not give us what we deserve, He gives us the best.  On our best days, it’s still a matter of mercy that we receive the joys of life.

If we received what we deserve in relation to sport, most of us would be forever riding the bench.  We’d be running for the next millennium to pay for our foolishness.  Thankfully our coaches are merciful as well.

Since you have your position on this team as a result of God’s mercy, and maybe your coach’s as well, do not lose heart.  Be encouraged that there must be a strong and vital role for you to fill with this team.  Seek it and fulfill it with all your heart.

Bible Reading Plan:
John 6:60-71
I Peter 4:1-11
Song of Solomon 6
Lamentations 1