“Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules” (2 Timothy 2:5).
In athletics a failure to know the rules of one’s respective sport can have disastrous results. It can mean the difference between victory and defeat; penalties and fines; disqualifications and suspensions. For followers of Jesus, the Bible is our training manual. While not so much a book of rules and regulations, it is the means by which we come to understand the nature and character of our Lord and, thus, how we shall then live. Let the training begin.