Pastor Chris DeGreen
Today is: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.
__1 Corinthians 10:24
When I was a kid, I played baseball. My dad taught me the same mental strategy for hitting the baseball that he used. Very simply, he said, "Have a goal to get one hit" which in baseball means "swing your bat to hit the ball so you can get on base." He would then say, "after you get one hit, change your goal to trying to get one more hit."
It was a simple mental strategy to break down a long game into small pieces. "Get a hit!" Or "get one hit at a time!"
That same baseball strategy, only slightly revised, would work well with today's Bible verse. God might say to us not "get a hit" but instead "be a hit."
Instead of "get one hit at a time!", it would be "be a hit, one person at a time." It's a simple mental strategy to break down a long day into small pieces because when God says, "Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor" (1 Corinthians 10:24), what God is saying is, "do something nice for someone."
Putting two and two together, if you "do something nice for someone" in this dog eat dog world, you'll "be a big hit."
Can you imagine if every person took this "do something nice for someone" and "be a big hit" approach to life?
We'd all win!
Not a baseball game, but, more importantly, the bigger game called Life!
"Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor." - 1 Corinthians 10:24
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