Fantastic Finals Footy Fever?
It’s Finals time! The NRL (Rugby League) Grand Final is in 3 Sundays’ time … and the AFL Grand Final is the day before. A real weekend for football tragics!
So numerous people will be very excited about this, and want to talk about it with you … and you will either also be excited or be indifferent (‘whatever’) or dislike football or maybe even sport as a whole!
A thing for us to remember is that each of those options are ok. Different people have different interests and a love of sport isn’t a requirement to be a Christian!
Sport can have many advantages, but it is an obsession for many people in ‘sport mad’ Australia. Whatever team(s) you follow or physical activity you do (a good thing, in moderation), let us all remember God’s true and very helpful words in
1 Timothy 4:7-9 —
“… train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance.”
Godliness has great value for you — both now and for eternity. So if you train your body, please also train your soul. How much time do I, do you, currently give to training yourself in godliness? Be encouraged to train yourself in godliness —because the results last forever!
As an ‘aside’, one thing I hate about current sports is the huge level of gambling there is on many of them — what a massive amount of money goes to the gambling companies and the Government! There are also so many ‘problem gamblers’ whose gambling addiction deprives their family of food, rent etc. If you’re wondering if you spend too much money on gambling then have a chat to me or someone else about it.
So, as for me, I will be saying ‘Go the Broncos’ … but numerous other people in my household couldn’t care less! And that’s fine. And even more important than ‘next season’ (if your team doesn’t win this year) is the ‘next life’, which you and I can prepare ourselves for now! Because the ‘trophy’ for that is far better than what one team will be given on October 1.
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