The Omaha Country Club hosted the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament this year. Kenny Perry reigned as champion. When interviewed after his victory, Mr. Perry referenced Proverbs 3:5-6. These words were his guiding force the final day of the tourney.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
(These verses are included in 100 Verses Every Christian Needs to Know.)
Awesome verses for a golfer. How spot-on. Trust in the Lord your swing proves true; listen to His advice on what club to use and let Him guide your drive straight. Talk about a life application!
These are also awesome verses for me. I may not be a golfer, but I’m one of God’s children living in this broken world. Each day I fall short of God’s grace. Each day I exhibit a stubborn streak ignoring my Savior’s role in my life. Each day my discernment may prove faulty.
I need to cast God as the leading man in my life just like Mr. Perry cast Him as his guiding presence on the golf course. I know Jesus won the ultimate victory for me over sin and the devil. With God by my side as I walk the fairway of life, my paths will become straight because He is there to help me through the ups and downs – the ins and outs of this broken world…and the sand traps!
This one’s for you, NZ, PLV Monarch golfer.
In His Grip,