Hebrews 5:8 – It’s Been a Great Month for Basketball

Hebrews 5:8 describes how Jesus learned obedience through the things He suffered, and that reminded me of a very important lesson.

Kris Jenkins. Breanna Stewart. Kobe Bryant. Steph Curry. All these players contributed to one of the greatest moments in basketball history! First, Kris Jenkins hits a game-winning three pointer to win the NCAA men’s championship for Villanova. Second, the very next night, Breanna Stewart lead her UCONN women’s team to their 4th championship in a row! Third, at age 37, Kobe Bryant scored 60 points and won the last game he’ll ever play in the NBA. Lastly, Steph Curry and the Warriors set a new regular season record by winning 73 games!

These are all amazing moments that happened within such a short period of time. The things that we didn’t see is all the hard work that went into getting to that point. In a short interview on Sports Center, Kris Jenkins explained how he’s taken that shot in practice many times. So when the moment arrived, he was more than ready for it. It’s the same story with Breanna Stewart. She wasn’t particularly good at basketball until she started working harder. That eventually led to her winning four championships in a row! And I think we all know how hard people like Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry work every day to perform at that level. It takes a lot of discipline.

In Hebrews 5:8, the Bible describes how Jesus learned obedience through the lessons He learned while here on Earth. It just reminded me that if you want to be great, you have to suffer the punishment of discipline. Meaning, if you want to be good at basketball, you have to dedicate a lot of hours in practice shooting, dribbling, running, working out, etc. If you want to be great at being Christian like Jesus was, then it will take a lot of practice too. It’s hard work, but very rewarding 🙂

By David Robinson

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