Well here we go. It looks like we’ll see a Heat/Spurs final, just like we thought at the onset of these 2014 NBA playoffs. It’s a no brainer. The Thunder can barely muster a whimper against Timmy Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs, and the Heat – well, they should win games Three and Four AT HOME against the Pacers. Lebron James has a chance to prove that he is the best player playing and match Kobe and Mike in winning the NBA Championship three years in a row. Mike of course, did this twice.
In life there are the best, and then there’s the rest. Lebron is head and shoulders above any and all other NBA players right now. And he has the chance to cement that title. He is indeed the chosen one. And so are we as the people of God. Historically, God’s people are and have been given the best. Joseph and his family were given the best land in Egypt. When the prodigal son came back home his father gave him the best robe. The children of Israel were to give their best offering. And outside of Jesus, David was the best thing that ever happened to Israel.
In sports, to be the best you must beat the best. Lebron will probably beat the Pacers, and we’re all eager to see him try to “best” the best in the west by defeating Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs. Naturally and spiritually, the key is to be YOUR best; to give your best; to do your best. Don’t worry about the rest; the rest can’t stand the test. The rest don’t even try or don’t even put forth the effort or don’t even put up a fight. You do your best, and let God worry about the rest. When you give your best to the Master, He rewards with dividends beyond our wildest dreams.
So give and do and be your best. The best always rises to the top. The best is the cream of the crop, a figurative idiom for the best of all, probably borrowed from the French ‘la crème de la crème,’ the cream of the cream, the best of the best. As believers, we’re the pick of the litter. We are the apple of God’s eye.
We should give our best because God gave us His best. For those who are seeking and searching, seek and search no more. Satisfy your soul and marinate your mind with God’s best. Now that you’ve tried the rest, now try the best. Jesus is the best God has to offer. He’s bested the best the enemy could throw at Him, and because He gave His best, we should give our best too.
So be the best of the bunch. Be the toast of the town. Be the doll of the dance. The best will always rise to the top, and giving your best will always raise you to the top. Always. Not only do the best win, they have to win. So stop being halfway and half-hearted and half-behind. Give it your best shot. Give life and the Lord all you’ve got. For when we diligently seek Him, the best is always sure to come. So always remember,
Good, better best, never let it rest, Till your good is better, and your better best.
And Tina Turner said your “Simply the Best:”
You’re simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than anyone, anyone I’ve ever met
I’m stuck on your heart, I hang on every word you say
Tear us apart no, no, baby, I would rather be dead