Does God Care About Sports?

God may not have a favorite sport, but I am confident of this; He cares about the athletes who play them.  God cares about the people who watch and enjoy sports and whose lives are impacted by sports. Similar to other spheres in life, God works through sports, just as He works through all things, for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

Unfortunately, we live in a time where many followers of Christ have become not only comfortable, but complacent. We study, but do not serve. Talk, but do not walk. Learn, but do not live. In short, we have lost the passion and urgency to exercise our faith. Sports can play an important role in reminding us of the value of discipline and sacrifice in the pursuit of a greater goal.

So if the context of sports can help you and I grow closer to Jesus and more mature in our faith — and they can — then yes, God cares about sports because of the incredible transformation that can be accomplished through them.

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