Short Blog Series on Eric Liddell
This is an interesting short series of posts about Eric Liddell who you might remember from Chariots of Fire.
But, it is not just to biblical characters that we can look as examples (positively or negatively). We can also look at the lives of the saints throughout modern history and be inspired, encouraged, and motivated by their faithfulness.
One particular example of such a saint is the Scottish Olympic sprinter, Eric Liddell (1902-1945). I have recently read several biographies of Eric Liddell as I have prepared to teach on his life at my home church. Made famous by the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, Eric’s life was an example of what faithful devotion to Christ can accomplish. Refusing to run on Sunday, he withdrew from the 100 meters in the 1924 Paris Olympics—his very best event and the one for which he had trained. Instead he ran in the 400 meters, an event in which he was decidedly not favored. And he won the gold.
His legacy, however, was not being an Olympic champion. His legacy was that he stood for truth even when his own well-being (and popularity) was bound to suffer. In short, Eric Liddell valued God’s glory more than his own glory.
- The Flying Scotsman: Lessons from the Life of Eric Liddell
- Lessons from the Life of Eric Liddell: #1: “Christian Character Really Does Matter”
- Lessons from the Life of Eric Liddell: #2: “Determination is Not Contrary to the Gospel of Grace”
- Lessons from the Life of Eric Liddell: #3: “God Can Use Anyone to Advance His Kingdom”
- Lessons from the Life of Eric Liddell: #4: “Truth is More Important than Popularity”
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