One Day Internationals (ODI) and Test matches. These two types of cricket couldn’t be more different! It wouldn’t work for a team to approach the fast paced, hard hitting ODI with the careful and sometimes slow Test match mind-set. If teams used that game plan in an ODI, they probably wouldn’t get many runs! ODI players choose to ignore the Test match attitude to concentrate on the game at hand.

All of us must choose between options in life, but there is one choice we must all make. Jesus explained, “Anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life” (John 3:36 nlt). We must decide on the choice Jesus presents: will we trust Him or not?

Christians are people who have “[believed] in God’s Son” and therefore please God. They have put their trust in Christ, giving their lives to Him. Because of this they have a secure future in heaven.

The truth is that living for ourselves and living for God are complete opposites. They won’t fit into the same life. It’s like trying to play an ODI with a Test match game plan; it simply won’t work! We must make a choice between the two.

Everyone must choose—Christ or judgement.


Chris Wale


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