Alas, often the least popular person at a baseball game is the umpire.
He hears, again and again, the cry “Kill the umpire!” not to mention
many others things which I will not print here! But did you know that
you have an umpire in life as today’s attached devotional shows. How are
you treating him? God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 2:14-16 (ESV)
14 For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
“In Paradise Lost, at the creation of man, Milton puts into the mouth of the Creator these words: ‘I will put mine umpire, Conscience, in his breast.’ There is the shortest and best definition of conscience ever made. The umpire calls the play, whether it is fair or foul. So conscience calls the thought, the word, the deed, whether it is right or wrong.” [Clarence Edward Macartney, The Greatest Texts of the Bible, (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1992), p. 126]