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Empowered Faith: Navigating Life's ChallengesSample

Empowered Faith: Navigating Life's Challenges

DAY 1 OF 20


What do you do for sport? I know guys who go fishing for sport, some hunt for sport, and some play golf. What do you do? Sport is the active pursuit of pleasure and fulfillment.

In the book of Proverbs chapter 10 and verse 23 we read, “Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool; and so is wisdom to a man of understanding.”

How could doing wickedness be like a sport? Have you known any fools? Lots of people I know seem to find great pleasure and fulfillment in activities that leave them with hangovers and social diseases. They brag about doing foolish things in the same way you might boast about a career day of personal records and championships. Fools find pleasure and fulfillment in things that dishonor God and ruin their lives.

The powerful message of this verse is that living wisely is equally pleasurable and fulfilling to the person of wisdom. Doing things that honor God and serve others is like a sport to those who display wisdom. A life of wisdom is not boring and passive; rather it’s full of power, activity, and adventure, like a sport!

As you pray today, ask God to make you a person of wisdom and to make your life rich with pleasure and fulfillment.

About the Author

Roger Lipe is the Character Coach Director for Nations of Coaches. From 1994 to 2021 Lipe served with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Southern Illinois. I believe lives are transformed as people experience the Lord Jesus' presence and pleasure in Sport. I lead, encourage, and inspire sportspeople as they pursue the fulfillment of God's purposes for their lives.

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