“I can’t follow sports too closely.”

At 2:55 in this video Matt Chandler says this. He’s talking about being careful about where his affections are. I’m the same way. I follow my team and enjoy watching sports, but I’ve had to work on making them less important because if I’m too into it, I let it become more important than God for that period of time.

I don’t have any rules, like I can only watch so many games or so many highlights or only read so many web sites (I don’t read about sports much anyway), I just pay attention to what’s going on in me.

The things he says about affections are very interesting. I’m going to try to pay more attention to what affects me positively and negatively and try to adjust things in my life accordingly.

Exodus 34:14
You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.

2 Responses to ““I can’t follow sports too closely.””


  1. 1 Robert Jimenez

    Jeff, I had disassociated myself with sports years ago because I felt that they were conflicting with my walk with God. Two years ago, I started to follow the LA Lakers again, and this time I feel good about it, and it is well balance.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    That’s very commendable that you could both totally get away from it and then come back to a small extent and not have it be a problem.
    Jeff

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