What Jesus Would Say to Tiger Woods: Following Christ on the Course
Luke 9:23 "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
Tiger Woods' career has often been characterized by a relentless pursuit of success, fame, and wealth. Woods has been known to work tirelessly to perfect his golf game, often at the expense of other areas of his life such as his relationships and personal well-being.
However, there have been moments in Woods' life where he has had to confront the consequences of his pursuit of worldly success. For example, his highly publicized infidelity scandal led to a significant personal and professional downfall.
In this sense, Tiger Woods' journey can be seen as a cautionary tale about the dangers of prioritizing success over our relationship with God. While Woods may have achieved great success in his career, he has also experienced significant personal turmoil and struggles.
On the other hand, following Christ requires a willingness to put God's will above our own desires and to prioritize our spiritual growth over worldly success. This can mean making difficult choices, such as sacrificing opportunities or enduring hardships, in order to stay true to our faith.
Invest time in Bible reading and prayer. Listen for God’s guidance.
God, help me to grow spiritually as I follow you daily. Guide me as I deny myself and commit to growing in relationship with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.