Day 138

Today’s Readings – Psalms 26, 40, 58, 61-62, and 64
The righteous will call up their friends when they see the wicked get their reward, Serve up their blood in goblets as they toast one another, Everyone cheering, “It’s worth it to play by the rules!  Psalm 58:10-11
Sports talk has taken on an interesting tone these days.
A common theme in sports talk is that “insert team name” needs to win the right way with “good” guys.

That was in my mind as I read this Psalm today.

I was struck by David’s desire to revel not just in winning, but winning the right way!

I suppose that is why we like Tony Dungy, but despise Bill Belichick.

We revere the likes of Coach John Wooden but cast aside John Calipari.
We all want the good guys to win.
We love the story of the guy that plays by the rules winning.
We even like the story of the rebel turned good guy – especially if while turning good the guy happens to win (think about the movie Hoosiers).

The awful truth is that the good guys don’t always win.
The bad guys win more than there share.

But here is the really good news: the story isn’t done!

In the end (I’ve read the book) the good guys win!

Those that follow Christ.
Those that play by the rules.
In the end . . . the good guys win!

Keep up the good fight!

Tomorrow’s Reading – 2 Samuel Chapters 19-21


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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