Step Up to the Plate

If you have ever played baseball, you had a coach that taught you how to hold a bat. Each swing was a chance to refine your technique.

When you stepped up to the plate, the coach would say, “Hold your bat like this” or “Bend your head this way and spread your legs in this stance.” The coach guided you in the nuance of the sport, training you in the right way to play. God’s Word “trains” us in right living. We aren’t just told what not to do but what we should do instead. Paul even says for Christians to “train yourself to be godly” (1 Timothy 4:7).