Monday, August 31, 2009

Recruiting Wars!

The following blog entry was the devotional thought presented by one of our young dads at Parrish Church of Christ; Jeremy Graves. Here is his message:

Recruiting Wars

It is that time of year again - football. Most of you know that I love football. It is not just the game that I love, but I enjoy what leads up to the game. What I enjoy most about the off-season is recruiting. Recruiting is basically a battle between different schools for the best athletes in the country and which school will end up signing these best players for their team.

Driving in from Georgia the other day, I began thinking about how there is a "spiritual recruiting battle" going on everyday between Satan and the Lord. Both of them want us on their team, and just like the athletes we have to choose which "coach" and "team" we want to play for.

In Matthew 4:1-11 we read about the devil tempting Jesus, verses 8-10 reads, "Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written, "'You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.'" Jesus reminds us to follow God alone. A few verses later, Jesus tells the disciples to follow Him and he will make them fishers of men. You might say they became recruiters for the Lord's team.

Yes, there is an ongoing everyday battle between the Lord's team and Satan's team as to who will win over our souls. Which side should you choose? It is ultimately your decisions, but don't get caught up in the recruiting war looking at temporary offers, commit yourself to the Lord's team and I guarantee you will be on the winning team (1 Cor 15:57).


Jeremy Schopper said...

Love the blog! Good analogy with spiritual recruiting. I may have to steal that for a devo. If you get a chance stop by

Talk to you later.


Scott said...

I thought he did a great job in presenting it. Everyone here knows his love of Bama football, so coming from him, it was really great.