Some people are demanding that the high school football coach in their community be fired because the team doesn’t have a winning record. According to the mother of one player, they object to his demand that his players “don’t cheat, play dirty, or try to take out an opposing player by hurting him.”
I am told that some coaches expect their players to do whatever they think they can get away with to win a game. The primary concern is to escape the eyes of the referees.
Personally, I like the emphasis of the coach who was being criticized for his high standards. He’s a Christian, and he wants his players to know that they are being observed by a much higher authority—One who sees everything, including what the referees miss.
The Bible tells us that Josiah “did what was right in the sight of the Lord” (2 Chr. 34:2). Undoubtedly, many people criticized him bitterly for tearing down their religious shrines, but that mattered little. He was more concerned about doing what was right in “the sight of the Lord.”
Today, and every day, let’s make it our aim to do what is right in the eyes of our invisible and all-important observer in heaven. That’s what matters most.
Thinking It Over
Have you been tempted to cheat or lie to get what you want? How do you feel when you give in to temptation? How do you feel when you do what is right? Why?
Doing right is never wrong.