Sports plays a significant role for many in America today. Unfortunately for some it’s so important that it’s become a ‘god’. This isn’t to say that sports is evil, but keeping it in proper perspective is critical. In fact, the Bible contains illustrations where sports is used to emphasize certain points. These areas include 1 Corinthians 9:24 and 2 Timothy 2:5. Just as we have halls of fame for past players in certain sports, the Bible also notes the great hall of faith in Hebrews 11. Then there’s the running, ‘…with patience the race that is set before us…’ as described in Hebrews 12, as well as Paul who talked about fighting the good fight.