Monday - "Be a Champion"

BIBLE READING:  1 Peter 1:3-9; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

One definition for the word "champion" is "a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition." I think a more basic definition might be “winner.” If you are a champion, then that would imply you won. This word is most associated with sports and athletes. I won’t even begin to illustrate this point with a specific team or individual, because we all think of different examples when we think of champions. However, it’s definitely something to ponder for a moment. Who do you think of? What made them champions?

Being a champion in athletics, or some other area on this earth, is obviously an awesome thing, but what is an absolute truth about these championships? They’re temporary. Sure, people may remember championships from a hundred years ago, but one thing is for certain, they won’t be here forever. Going back to our definition from the opening, is there a victory/championship that will last forever? Absolutely, for those who have been obedient to the Gospel of God’s Son, Jesus, and His divine word, scripture says there is a crown that is imperishable. It says there is an inheritance that is unfading and lasts forever. A championship that is “Forever.” This is a championship we should all be going after! In Heaven, we will truly be able to say that we are “Champions!”

Take some time to discuss the efforts we make to win earthly championships. Do they outweigh the efforts we make to gain the eternal championship of Heaven? 


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