Monday, July 9, 2018


Proverbs 1:7

As we all know, the fundamentals of your sport are the beginning of success.  How foolish would it look to compete at your level without knowledge of techniques and training?

In Proverbs chapter 1 and verse 7, the King writes, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”  Just like the fundamentals of your sport lead to success, the fear of the Lord leads surely to knowledge.  Not only knowledge of one’s sport, but knowledge in the larger matters of life.

Fools despise wisdom and discipline, says the proverb.  A fool is one who has the ability to learn, but refuses to do so.  Fools turn up their noses at understanding and a well-ordered lifestyle.  A life under control seems, to them, to be unthinkable.

In today’s competition and through the rest of the season, apply every bit of knowledge you have concerning your sport.  Be careful not to despise the coaching staff’s wisdom and discipline, we don’t want to be fools.  Most of all pray and ask God’s blessing on your life… a healthy respect for Him is the beginning of real knowledge for all of your life.

Bible Reading Plan:
Colossians 4:10-18
Psalms 133-134
I Chronicles 20-22