The Players Devotional is compiled
by PGA Tour players and their mentors.


A number of tour players, their wives, caddies and mentors read, pray and discuss the Devotional in the morning before the tournament round.


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Scripture:   Acts 24:16

 

Scripture Reading:   I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.

 

Thought:   God gave you and me a gift—a conscience. Amazingly, people from every walk of life tend to know what is right, what is wrong, and what is a bit gray. Where does this knowledge come from? The apostle Paul testified that he worked hard to keep his conscience clear. How? It’s not complicated. Do the right thing, follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, and when something appears to be gray, steer clear! A clear conscience is more valuable than whatever may be tempting you. And at the resurrection of those who have trusted in Christ, you will be rewarded for every decision you made to live a righteous life.

 

Reflection 1:   Is anything keeping you from having a clear conscience? If so, read 1 John 1:9 and experience God’s wonderful cleansing!

 

Reflection 2:   Are you “striving” to keep your conscience clear before God? How?

 

Prayer:   God, thank you for the tremendous gift of my conscience. Help me to treasure this gift—to keep my conscience clear and to do what I know is right.

 

Contributor:   Davis Love III

Scripture:   Matthew 5:16

 

Scripture Reading:   Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

 

Thought:   Have you ever tried to hide a light? It’s hard to do—light always penetrates the darkness. God is asking us to let our light shine by living our lives right out in front of the world, hiding nothing. Doing good things and saying good things will keep you free of regrets and will bring praise to God. When you let your light shine before others by doing good deeds right out in the open, you aren’t drawing undue attention to yourself. Rather, you’re acting like a mirror, reflecting God’s glory to people and people’s praise to God! Today let a couple good deeds penetrate the darkness. Don’t hide your light under a bushel—let it shine!

 

Reflection 1:   What good deed have you thought about doing? What keeps you from doing it today?

 

Reflection 2:   Have you ever praised God for a good deed someone performed for you?

 

Prayer:   God, help me get over my reticence to do good deeds in plain sight. Help me focus on you and not myself so I can shine brightly for you.

 

Contributor:   Davis Love III

Scripture:   Genesis 1:1,3

 

Scripture Reading:   In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

 

Thought:   God spoke, and it was done. To create this whole universe, this wonderful world we live in, all he had to do was say the word, and it was done—perfectly. Reflect on that for a minute. Think about the power and authority of God’s words. When we read our Bibles, we are reading God’s written Word, which has the same power and authority that his word had at creation. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever—which means that his word also does not change. When Satan tempted Jesus in the desert, how did Jesus reply? Jesus said every time, “It is written.” He quoted Scripture, and every time Satan had no answer. Why? Because of the power and authority of God’s Word. The Word of God has many promises in it—promises of peace, love, forgiveness, healing, strength, acceptance, and most of all, eternal life. If we are fully convinced the Bible is God’s Word, we can quote it as Jesus did and see it change our lives.

 

Reflection 1:   What temptation are you facing today? What passage of Scripture can you draw from to receive strength to win this battle? If you can’t think of one, ask your pastor or Bible study leader.

 

Reflection 2:   What passage of Scripture has recently spoken to you?

 

Prayer:   God, thank you for the gift of the Scriptures, and thank you for speaking to me through them today.

 

Contributor:   Aaron Baddeley