Matthew 19:22 “When the young man heard this [sell all you have and give to the poor] he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.”
Many fans are so concerned about where Aaron Rodgers will play quarterback next year, or if he will play at all. He played for the Green Bay Packers for many years. Others are caught up in Tom Brady as quarterback for the Buccaneers and will he play another year or retire.
I know sports means a lot to millions of people around the world, and I must admit, I like football. But whether either one ever plays again or there is ever another game played is not the biggest question on my mind. The big question is not where you will be next season or the next, but where will you spend eternity. Every player, every fan needs to settle that question in their minds and hearts. It is so much more important. Where they line up to hike the ball is not as important as where they will spend eternity.
Ultimately all the millions of dollars made and all the fame, the thrill of winning the game will not matter in the end. Just as the rich young ruler had power, money and land (he was a good man, a good ruler, and even gave to the poor), but because he wasn’t willing to let go of everything and follow Jesus Christ, he went away sorrowful…and lost.
Don’t miss heaven for the world!