Greetings one and all. This is something i thought about writing. I hope you find it helpful.
It might come as a surprise to some to know I’m a huge sports fan (fan is short for fanatic, I heard someone say). Every team in sports has at least one chief rivalry. In some sports (like baseball, basketball, and hockey) the chief rivals play each other multiple times a season. In some other sports (like football) the chief rivals play each other only once a season.
With the chief rivals the teams’ records don’t matter, even if one team is undefeated and the other hasn’t one a game all season, whatever. If you win your game(s) against your chief rival it’s considered by the fans and everyone to be a good season, no matter if that win (or wins) are the only win (or wins) the team got all season. Win against your top rival and all is forgiven. It also doesn’t matter if you win all your games but loose to the chief rival. It is considered a bad season if you loose to the chief rival. The whole season is considered a success or failure depending on the chief rivalry game(s).
In life, you can be rich or poor but if you seek to follow Jesus your life will be successful. If someone is dirt poor and doesn’t have anything in this life, but if that person has Jesus in his life, he’ll have all the riches ever imagined in heaven. But if someone has all the riches money can buy in this life, but doesn’t have Jesus in this life, all the money he had will not buy him any comfort from the torment that goes to those who rejected following Jesus in his life on earth. Both the rich and poor who follow Jesus in this life will have eternal life in heaven in eternity. And both the rich and poor who live all their life in rejection of Jesus won’t have any comfort.
I hope you found this helpful. Your comments, thoughts, questions, etc are always welcomed and encouraged.
God bless you all. Grace and Peace.