“Here is the great theologian and the profound scholar, sitting down as a pastor of God’s people, and asking, first and foremost, what has blessed me, and will it bless others also? If you are a preacher and teacher, however far you are willing and able to plan ahead, do such considerations have a place in your own preparation? Are you so soaking in God’s truth that you can assess what has been of particular blessing to your own soul?”
This is actually a repost of something that first appeared in 2015, but in light of the college football kickoff this weekend, it is posted again here. It highlights the cultural significance sports can have.
“We like the sound of God’s promises for his children—of real life and purpose and peace and joy and security and so much more—but sometimes we’re not so sure about his ways of bringing us there. In our world, obedience to God’s commands can often look like the risky option, the path of standing in the flooded river for no good reason like a silly fool.”