Real life is often more rough-and-tumble than football. Every new day is a series of downs for us, and the devil is always looking for a sack. Some days we gain yardage; other days we feel like it’s three-and-out. Our teenager comes and tells us something, and we’re slammed in the gut. We find a rough patch of skin, sending us to the doctor with apprehension. We have a conflict with someone at church. We’re tired, but we have to put in overtime because the bills are due…

According to the Bible, we have something similar to football padding on a spiritual level-the commitment to a righteous life. Paul called it the “breastplate of righteousness” (Ephesians 6:14)…

Adam Everett, shortstop with the Houston Astros, told Sports Spectrum that as a Christian, he works hard to maintain his moral integrity during road trips. He said…

Read the rest of the article Protecting Your Heart by David Jeremiah.

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