2 Corinthians 9:6-7 – Sow sparingly, reap sparingly

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 is an important verse about sharing that some sports players should definitely learn.

Back in 2010, there was a player by the name of Nick Young who played for the Washing Wizards at the time. The interesting thing about Young was that he was infamous for not passing the ball. It got so bad that there was a blog created that would ask one simple question every day; Did Nick Young have an assist? After every game, the blog would usually update with a one-word answer: no. In fact, in Nick Young’s career, he’s only had 591 assists in 576 games. That means that he’s averaging less than one assist per game!

The thing about basketball, and team sports in general, is that you have to share the ball. When you try to do things on your own, most times, it won’t work out well. It’s better to have the support of your team rather than doing it on your own.

In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, the Bible talks about sowing sparingly and reaping sparingly. What it’s basically saying is that if you’re a poor giver, it will be harder for you to succeed. But, the more you share, the better your life will be. And we shouldn’t give just to get things back, but rather, give with an open heart. And as you’ve seen in sports, when the ball, puck, or whatever people play with is passed with effort and precision, the game looks much better. Try it out next time you’re playing your sport.

By David Robinson

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