November 24, 2008, 12:22 pm
Filed under: sophron

Well, i guessed God kept hinting it to me, or rather showed it to me that i should stop plain reading the bible, but i never wanted to take the hint because it would take me more time to bible study it.. Oh well, the time has come, i reached the point that i couldn’t stand just reading samuel since i couldn’t understand much as i tried to read the two book of Samuel. And it gets very complex to me because i don’t understand a lot a lot of stuff. OKay then, you win, haha. Stupid me who tried to squeeze my way through. I’m reading the two books of Samuel once again:]  

Go back to the heart of worship through studying the word of God:]

If i’m an olympic athlete, would i withdraw from my best event just because the day was a Sabbath day?

During the summer of 1924, the Olympics were hosted by the city of Paris. Liddell was a committed Christian and refused to run on Sunday (the Sabbath), with the consequence that he withdraw from the 100 metres race, his best event. The schedule had been published several months earlier, and his decision was made well before the Games began. Liddell spent the intervening months training for the 400 metres, an event in which he had previously excelled. Even so, his success in the 400m was largely unexpected. The day of 400 metres race came, and as Liddell went to the starting blocks, an American masseur slipped a piece of paper into Liddell’s hand with a quotation from 1 Samuel 2:30, “Those who honour me I will honour.” Liddell ran with that piece of paper in his hand. He not only won the race, but broke the existing world record with a time of 47.6 seconds. A few days earlier Liddell had competed in the 200 metre finals, for which he received the bronze medal behind Americans Jackson Scholz and Charles Paddock, beating Harold Abrahams, who finished in sixth place.

“We are all missionaries. Wherever we go, we either bring people nearer to Christ, or we repel them from Christ.” -Eric Liddell


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