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Finish Strong: Compete According to the Rules (Acts 24)

God has laid down a framework for life in His Word: the Bible. There are 3 basic responses to this framework: 1. You can reframe it: change it to your liking or turn to a different story altogether. 2. You can obey it: line up your faith and obedience according to what God has said. Or 3. You can ignore it: drown it out because it makes you uncomfortable. Only one of these paths leads to the prize. The other two lead to disqualification. It was Paul himself who wrote: “Anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules.” (2 Timothy 2:5)  Paul finished strong because he chose to obey God’s framework. Which of the 3 responses characterizes your life?