From Victory Lane to DNS

Racing is a crazy sport. A couple weekends ago Jason Thoma swept things at MIS. He was a fast qualifier, won both features and walked away happy. The very next day at Jefferson in practice something happened in the motor and he had a “did not start.” When we talked he said that you have good days and bad days at the track. Like in life we can have bad days and good days and it is about how we react to both of them that speaks of our relationship with Jesus and what we really think of Him.

Proverbs 25:25 Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Do you thirst for God and His truth? Does the good news the gospel, delight you? Are you active and intentional in sharing God’s Word? I hope you are. We have the greatest message in all of time to share, an overwhelming hope.

Proverbs 25:26 Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
If you have a pitcher of water that is good and pure and if you have one that is muddy, what do you serve and what do you ump out?? I know that is a dumb question. Of course the good water will be served. That is what we need to do with the Word of God.

Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.
Back to honey. A diet straight honey would be bad. Eating too much honey – bad. So it is with seeking glory. To often we want to draw attention to self. We are to be humble and point to Jesus. We are to “wow” at God and give Him all the honor and glory.

Proverbs 25:28 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
This is a huge problem (self-control or lack of). We don’t protect our marriages, our families, our churches, our communities enough with walls of righteousness. We let self and pleasure run rampant. Will you take a stand and be self-controlled.

Proverbs 26:1-3 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool. Like a sparrow in its flitting, like a swallow in its flying, a curse that is causeless does not alight. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Does snow belong in the summer? NO! So who do you give honor to? Who do you praise? Why do they get your honor or praise? Lifting up fools or foolish things is not good.

Proverbs 26:4-5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.
Do not be drawn into fools and their games. What do you do when you hear the course language, impure talk, gossip, etc… We can stay, get involved or excuse ourselves and take a stand for purity and God. You would hope there is enough honor and respect but that does not happen often enough. SO WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED!

Proverbs 26:6-7 Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence. Like a lame man’s legs, which hang useless, is a proverb in the mouth of fools.
We see the false witnesses going door to door. We see the false teachers stand in the class room. We see the agendas of evolution, abortion, terrorists, white hate groups, gays, gender confusion, Wall Street, politicians, etc… We need to take the true gospel and love and the real hope out into our neighborhoods and communities. Are you doing that?

Have a great day racin’ in the SONshine,
Todd

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