Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional December 16 2020 – Take a Left Turn
And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Recommended Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
When Harry Swayne played in the NFL, his teammate, Mark Schlereth, kept inviting him to Bible studies. Swayne politely declined, but he couldn’t help noticing the difference in the players who did go. They were so kind to Swayne that he came under deep conviction and longed to give his life to Jesus. In January 1999, after the Broncos won Super Bowl XXXIII, he piled into the caravan of limos heading to the celebration.
“I was so convicted that I told my limo driver to take a left, and I made him take me back to the hotel. And I gave my life to Christ.”
The greatest gift we can offer our Savior is to yield our lives to Him. Compared to knowing Christ, even a Super Bowl victory dims and fades. What the world offers—even the most expensive Christmas present—is perishable. When we give Jesus our hearts and lives, we become imperishable, and we become the recipients of imperishable riches.