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How much of the Olympics are you watching?  Already I’ve heard a few people refer to a downturn in sleep at night and productivity during the day because of how much of these games they are watching.  But is there a way to watch these games Christianly?  John Piper says, “yes:”

Every time you turn the television set on, I want you to hear God talking to you through the games. If I understand Paul in this text, the games . . . are meant to be seen and heard by Christians as a tremendous impulse to fight the fight of faith and run the race of life with nothing less than Olympic passion and perseverance. . . .

You will see in [the Olympics] this week the path of discipline and pain that athletes are willing to pursue for one gold medal and an hour in the glory of human praise. I urge you as you watch to transpose what you see from games into ultimate reality. Above all remember this: what God offers you and pledges to you in the gospel and in the prize and in the crown is 10,000 times more valuable than all the gold . . . .

Read the rest at Desiring God.