“It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game.”
What a crock! Winning is the point of playing.
In Exodus 14-15 the Jews are in the fast lane out of Egypt. By all accounts, the Egyptians had been soundly defeated, and Pharaoh, having been humbled by the death of his own son during the tenth plague, had commanded the people to leave. Then he changed his mind, and it was back on. And the people of Israel needed one more win; the final defeat of the Egyptian army. There are some solid principles in that account that will help us all claim and celebrate the victory that God has given us through Jesus Christ. We’re not just here to participate and play nice, but to win.