Punched

Many years ago during a Knicks-Bullets playoff game, one of the Bullets came up from behind the great Walt Frazier and punched him in the face. Strangely, the referee called a foul on Frazier. Frazier didn’t complain. His expression never changed. He simply called for the ball and put in seven straight shots to win the game, an amazing display of productive anger. If you want to get huffy about it, it was a great moral lesson as well.   

U.S. News & World Report, June 14, 1993, p. 37.

King David was such a man because he could take a licking and go on ticking. The Bible does describe such an attitude.

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

How do you do that? Focus on the race before you and not on those who try and trip you up.

 

Give it some thought.

 

Gary

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