34 "Righteousness exalts the nation, but sin condemns any people."
Sin also has a strong, multiplied effect. It brings shame to the group, not just the individual. The reproach and loss of confidence that results stains others too. Like one turnover or bad shot can lead to another, an apple gone bad really can spoil the bunch. So stop sinning. Disgrace spreads. Athlete, look to the Righteous One to inspire your belief that living His way will make a world of difference. May His spirit grant you power to pursue righteousness passionately and overcome sin heroically. Not only personal wins but corporate wins await.