Dean Smith, who built the University of North Carolina basketball team into a national power, died last month. He was a member of Basketball’s Hall of Fame. Speaking of Smith’s passing, Michael Jordan, one of basketball’s most famous players said, “He was more than a coach, he was a mentor, my teacher, my second father, who taught me not only basketball, but the game of life.” While physical exercise is important to our health, the decisions we make in this life are vital, not only to our present physical life, but also the life to come. Paul the Apostle exhorted readers to remember that “… bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.” Amos, in the Old Testament spoke of the most important spiritual exercise you and I can possibly perform when he wrote, “prepare to meet your God.” It is prudent in the game of life to always live with eternity’s values in view.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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