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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” — Proverbs 1:7-8

Words of Wisdom

Front offices and coaches across sports are continually learning and evolving. When someone comes up with a new approach, other teams often start using it. Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics built successful teams based on analytics and now practically every team in baseball is implementing their ideas. Chip Kelly’s offensive system forever changed the way college football is played because so many teams started using it.

We should be constantly seeking ways to grow in our faith and as people. The Bible is full of great advice and lessons about what it means to be a Christian. There are also people, probably multiple, in almost everyone’s lives who offer guidance. We can use friends and family as resources to help better ourselves and the world around us. The mistakes we make are great learning opportunities too.

When someone offers advice, we should listen, even though it doesn’t guarantee everything will work out perfectly. As Christians, we believe that we don’t have all the answers, which means there’s always more to learn! God doesn’t want us to get comfortable with where we’re at. He wants us to continue to take leaps of faith and mature spiritually. The wisdom provided by the Bible and people in our lives can help us do that.

Joshua Doering

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