By Ernest Underwood
It sounds simple, but the first thing one
must learn in order to play football is where the goal post
is – the right goal post, that is!
Occasionally we hear of a dazed player
running in the wrong direction and scoring points for the
In real life, it is alarmingly easy to
become confused about our right goal. The Bible says that we
are not to love the world or the things in the world. The
world is not our goal. The chief aim and goal for human
beings, made in the image of God, is heaven. Our purpose on
earth is to live godly lives. The Lord say, “Be ye holy for
I am holy” – 1 Peter 1:16.
While football is just a game, life is
much, much more. But football and life have this in common –
the direction you are headed in makes all the difference.
Are you headed toward that heavenly goal?
Are you sure?
- via The Central Message,
the weekly bulletin of the Central Church of Christ in
Paducah KY. Jim Faughn serves as an elder and preacher
for the congregation. He may be contacted through the
congregation's website at: http://www.centralchurchofchrist.org