Tour Players Devotional
Today, we’d like to share a quick devotional thought originally presented by Brent Cunningham at the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship. It’s a good reminder of what Jesus said about the most important things in life and the very purpose of our existence.
Scripture Reading: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Thought: What’s the Purpose of Life? Deep in every heart you’ll find it; a longing for meaning, a quest for purpose. As surely as a child breathes, he will someday wonder, “What is the purpose of my life?” Some search for meaning in a career. “My purpose is to be a dentist.” It is a fine vocation, but hardly a justification for existence. They opt to be a human “doing” rather than a human “being.” Who they are is what they do; consequently they do a lot. They work many hours because if they don’t work, they don’t have an identity.
For others, who they are consists of what they have. They find meaning in a new car or a new house or new clothes. These people are great for the economy and rough on the budget because they are always seeking meaning in something they own.
Others try finding life in sports, entertainment, sex, you can fill in the blank. Our meaning and fulfillment in life comes from living out the great commandment: “To love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.”
Reflection 1: Do you know people who search for meaning in a career?
Reflection 2: How can God use you on the PGA tour to help others in learning that real LIFE comes from living out Matthew 22:36-40?
Contributor: Brent Cunningham