Friday, June 8, 2018

F i r s t   o r   L a s t ?
Matthew 19:30

Every year, each team in the league starts the season intending to be first, to be champions.  Obviously only one can be.  However, Jesus puts a twist on our ideas about first and last places.

He says at Matthew chapter 19 and verse 30, “But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.”

Have you seen how some teams rush out to an early lead in a conference race, only to fade near the end?  They were first, but finished last.  Conversely, have you seen teams that began slowly, but progressed all through the season and finished with a flourish?  They may have been last, but they finished first.

In many conferences there is a post season tournament and even the last team to qualify can supplant the regular season champ.  They can go from last to first in the space of three ball games.

Play this game with an understanding that if you win, you=re not guaranteed anything.  Also understand that if you lose, you will get another chance.  The important thing is to give your 100% best and to finish this season with a flourish of strength, stamina and passionate play.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 2:41-52
Ephesians 4:17-24
Psalm 119:57-64