Saturday, July 21, 2018

U N D E R S T A N D I N G
Proverbs 3:5-6

Who is the smartest person you know?  Who knows more about your sport than anyone else does?  How smart are you?  How heavily do you rest on your limited understanding?  Let’s consider some wisdom in these matters.


In Solomon’s writings of wisdom at Proverbs chapter 3 and verses 5 and 6, we read, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”


Most of us would have to admit that we have a limited understanding of our game.  Even our coaches know that even with their extensive experience, they have not exhausted the available knowledge of the sport.  That’s the focus of that phrase, “lean not on your own understanding.”  Solomon is encouraging us to seek a source of wisdom and understanding outside ourselves.


In today’s competition, look to your teammates and coaching staff for understanding of situations, opportunities and techniques.  Look to family for encouragement and love.  Look to God for understanding in the most important matters of life.  You can lean on His understanding it’s available and immense.  Have a great day of competition.



Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 12:1-12
II Thessalonians 2:1-12
Psalms 146
II Chronicles 22-24