Six times in the New Testament we are called to conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel and worthy of God. You don’t have to be a theologian to know two things:
- That’s a tall task. Apart from Christ and without the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we are totally incapable of doing anything that is worthy of our God.
- If we are called to walk or live or conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of God that’s a 24/7/365 job which means we, as Christian competitors, must consider what it means to compete in a manner worthy of God.
In Romans 12, Paul teaches us that we are to consider our lives as a living act of worship. This means that we must strive to figure out and then live out what it means to worship God in and through competition in a matter that is worthy of His greatness.
I’ve been kicking around some thoughts on what this worthy worship looks like. I’ve written down my conclusions in an easy to download PDF titled “Worthy Worship: Is the way I compete worthy of God?” You can download it here.