After coaching my son’s baseball team the last several seasons, I decided to take this year off due to a busy work schedule. Thus, when a pitcher starts to struggle, someone else has to make the call to the bullpen. However, if they are too impatient, the coach might just remove their best player from the game.
For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess, Deuteronomy 30:16.
The game of baseball has several rules that you must know before you begin. For example, you are only allowed to visit your pitcher once per inning. If you’re not paying attention, you will be forced to change pitchers upon your second visit in the same inning. Therefore, any manager must demonstrate prudence or else a quick hook could result in a loss.
Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God, Ephesians 5:1-2.
For those of you who don’t care about the game of baseball, you still have to make important decisions. While these choices may not impact a team of kids, your friends, family and co-workers will be influenced by what you say or do. In view of this, make sure you are slow to speak and think wisely before you make any decision in the future.
by Jay Mankus