Korky Kemp serves as the Eastern Director for College Golf Fellowship, a national ministry with nine full time staff based around the country. Having played golf at NC State, then professionally for seven years on various tours, he started working with CGF in 2005. Through outreach banquets, team and tournament visits, weekly Bible studies, individual discipleship and retreats with PGA Tour players, the staff of CGF strive to impact the world of college golf and beyond with the life changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This blog post was adapted from Korky’s Links Player devotional on worship.
“…fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess…Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.” Hebrews 3:1, 3 NIV
Made to Worship
Humans are made to worship. We will worship something created, whether it is a team, a thing, or even ourselves. Looking back at my life, I know I am definitely guilty of worshiping sports, myself and even pastors. I was once rebuked by a good friend for quoting one of my favorite pastors, Tommy Nelson, more than I quoted the Bible.
I remember serving as a small group leader for Webb Simpson’s Youth for Christ Challenge in Pinehurst where 82 high school golfers came for a weekend of golf and fellowship. Webb’s words and actions from the weekend revealed his heart for reaching out to young men with the life changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Webb understands the platform that golf has given him and desires not be worshipped but to point people that might be tempted to worship him to the only one who is worthy of worship. The author of Hebrews writes, “…the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself.” If Webb’s life were a house, many of us would compliment his strong foundation and solid structure…but the one who built the house has greater honor.
Eyes on Jesus
As worshipers, we will fix our eyes on something. The author of Hebrews encourages us to fix our thoughts–emotions, dreams, desires, hopes and determination—on Jesus. When we do this, the sin that so easily entangles us falls to the wayside as we worship the only one who is worthy of praise. Jesus is greater than Moses, greater than angels, greater than all the prophets, greater than football teams, greater than our favorite pastors, greater than the guys we idolize that use sticks to hit white balls. Jesus is far, far Greater!
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