ONE COACH: The Word is Our Instruction

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105

Stay close to God’s Word, always supported by His sovereign teaching. The Bible is a 66-book love letter written to us by the Almighty God Himself. How well we operate in this life is directly related to how close we draw near to our Creator and how much we soak in His instruction through His Word. The pages of Scripture contain everything we need for life. When we read it, it will change who we are from the inside out.

Sports offer a lot of challenges for us physically and mentally. The Bible, however, prepares us for all of life’s challenges. God’s Word is the ultimate game plan for life, containing strategies, examples, instructions, warnings and everything else we need to be victorious in our journey of following Christ.

As Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every goof work.”

Coach, isn’t that what you want, to be equipped for every good work? That seems like a daunting task, but it’s exactly what we’re promised when we dive into God’s Word. Trying to honor God without knowing what God desires of us is a tough proposition, but when we enter into the knowledge He’s given to us, we can accurately aim toward the goal to which we’re called.

– Jack Easterby is the New England Patriots chaplain

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