Bet On the Game Changer

When recently discussing sports betting with someone well in the know, he told me to never bet on football or basketball because there are too many variables, especially in the college game…

He said he places most of his bets, and has made most of his money, betting on baseball…

Baseball, he said, is a sport of one-on-one battles between pitcher and batter, which the pitcher wins about two-thirds of the time. And when you take the best pitchers, the pitcher can win about 5 out of 6 times…

The pitcher has the most control of any player in any sport. As such, he bets the starting pitchers…

He puts money on guys like Holliday, Lee, Verlander, and Sabbathia, and their teams win their starts about 4 out of every 5 games, if not better…

So – the way to make money betting is to find out who the best player is and bet them, not the actual team…

The same parallel can be made for Christianity, with Jesus being the best player and everything else being the teams (there’s not really a smooth transition between gambling and Jesus – I’ve tried for a while now)…

If you bet the team, you are placing your life in the hands of other Christians, your parents, your pastors, your friends, your money, your good deeds. But if you place your life in the hands of Jesus, he has promised us heaven (John 14:2) – and he never loses…

So – when placing the ultimate bet – would you rather place your trust in the ones who play or the one who IS?

P.S. – Jesus can hit a curve ball…

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