April 24-Excellence

April 24-Excellence

April 24: Excellence


Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 14:12


Today is the birthday of Omar Vizquel. Continuing in the fine tradition of Venezuelan shortstops, Vizquel has had a 23-year career, split between the Mariners, Indians, Giants, and White Sox. A pure wizard in the field, Vizquel has 11 Gold Gloves, including nine in a row from 1993-2001. When one thinks of excellence in fielding for the shortstop position over the last 20 years, Omar Vizquel has to be at or near the top of any list.


Our Scripture lesson today deals with a time of strife in the Corinthian Church. The Church was having issues with people speaking in tongues. Our verse today is the summary verse. Paul wanted the people to excel in gifts that build up the church. We need to excel in using our gifts and talents for Christ. Many of you who are using these devotions either play or coach the game at some level. You know what it means to excel in baseball. Just as you have to put in the time required while working hard to get better in baseball, we have to put the same effort into excelling in our faith. God expects us to excel in helping build up the church and those who believe in Him. It takes effort and determination to excel in our faith!

  1. What does it take to excel in our faith?

  2. How much effort do we put in getting better for God?

  3. Why is it important to excel in our faith?

Let’s attack getting better in our faith with the same passion as we attack getting better in the game. Doesn’t God deserve that kind of effort from us?




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