“And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.” – Galatians 6:16
One of the reasons I love golf so much, is because it is a righteous sport. What do I mean by that? It is one of the few sports, if not the only sport, where you are actually encouraged to call a penalty on yourself (even if no one saw you) when you know you have violated the rules. As an aspiring young golfer who wanted to become a pro, I was inspired by a quote by one of my childhood heroes, Jack Nicklaus. He said, “Know the rules and win!”
Now, having played the game for years, I know that the game of golf is a lot more complicated than that. But not so with life. Truly, it is safe to say that, “Walk according to God’s rules and live!”, is 100% true.
There are so many verses in the bible that speak of this truth. God’s word is true and it is eternal. His word tells us that when all of the world passes away, His Word, His truth, His rules shall stand.
Oh that we would always walk according to His rules and thereby win the greatest trophy ever, guaranteed, the crown of eternal life. When we walk accordingly, we win big time, both in this life and in the life that is to come.
Heavenly Father, guide us by your word, your word is truth. Thank you for the peace and the mercy that falls upon us as we are found obedient to those things you have spoken. Thank you for the eternal hope and confidence we can take in your word. In Jesus name…amen.