By Greg Laurie
“For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.”
In the ancient Olympic Games, they didn’t give out gold, silver, and bronze medals like they do with the winners today. Rather, they would crown their victors with laurel leaves.
So if you were running a race and nearing the end, you could see the emperor standing there with a crown of laurel leaves that he was waiting to place on the winner’s head.
I remember when I was in track and field in high school. I hated to go to practice, but if there was a pretty girl who happened to be watching, it always helped me run faster.