Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
There is joy in doing things right. There is joy in knowing that when you look back over this game called life you played fair and did your best. Everyone may not see what we do in private, but on the field of life the truth has a way of exposing itself.
Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his deeds, Whether what he does is pure and right.
What will this Super Bowl be known for? Personally I will remember it for, "the year they let the air out of the balls." The title Patriot and cheating seem to be oxymorons. They don't go together in my mind. As an American I want to continue the tradition of my youth with America standing for what’s right and good. However I realize America is made up of individuals and if each of us doesn’t do what's right as individuals then the nation as a whole will no longer be known for who it was originally. I repeat the pledge of allegiance and realize we have changed.
1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it
I encourage you today to make the hard choices and the right decisions, not just for yourself as an individual but for your family and nation as a whole. There is another generation that is rising up and it has its TV camera on you. Its news reporters are writing it down and telling it like it is. How is it in your home? In your family? How are you? Stand with what is right! The world is watching us one life-one decision at a time.
2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.