Ken Walker wrote in the Christian Reader about 6-foot-2-inch, 280-pound Clay Shiver, a center for the 1995 Florida State Seminole football team. Regarded as a likely All-American, when Shiver got word that Playboy magazine planned to name him to its All-American team, he prepared his response: “Thanks, but no thanks. I don’t want to let anyone down,” he said, “and number one on that list is God.”

In his response, Clay Shiver quoted Luke 12:48: “To whom much is given, from him much will be required.”

Fleeing immorality to remain pure seems dramatic in our day, but risking a bit of ridicule is a small price to pay to maintain integrity and honor. (Turning Point Daily Devotional, 4-30-05)

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