UPDATED Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 12, 2013. Young is a graduate of University of Illinois (BS), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MA).
Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend
“He who works his land will have abundant food, but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment.”
I know I will offend some people here, but upon reading this proverb, the first thing that came to my mind was fantasy football. I think it can be used for some good (e.g., interaction with others) but personally I would rather see men praying with each other. I also feel like video, phone, and Internet games waste so much time in a believer’s life.
So why don’t you pray about fasting from some of these things for the rest of your life? If you cannot do it for that long, try fasting from them at least for a season. In place of these things read the Bible and pray. And instead of playing fantasy football, get together with others and play real football (that is, once we are cleared of COVID).
Prayer: Lord, teach me to choose the best thing and let go of things that rob my time away from you. Amen.
Bible Reading for Today: Genesis 33-34