The Final Score

Audio / Produced by The High Calling
Message 00315


Gene Stallings is a former defensive backfield coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Once, after a game against the Washington Redskins, Stallings overheard two of his players talking: Charlie Waters and Cliff Harris.

The fiercely fought game had ended in a nerve-racker of a close score. Both players now slumped on the locker room benches: too exhausted, too played out to even shower, much less leave the stadium. Staring downward, Waters said to Harris, "By the way, Cliff, what was the final score?"

Wow. This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Two champions played so hard, gave so much, that they missed the score. But they didn't miss the point! They gave their all to the game, not to the score . . . it's the high calling of our daily work.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

(Col. 3:23-24)