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00544 - Scotland Oh Scotland

Eric Liddell was an Olympic champion known as the 'Flying Scotsman' and a man of deep conviction. His story, popularised by the film "Chariots of Fire," exemplifies a life lived in adherence to faith; Liddell famously withdrew from a race held on a Sunday because of his religious beliefs. His stance echoes Joshua 24:15 (GNT): “...choose today whom you will serve... As for my family and me, we will serve the Lord.”

The DNA of Scotland's strength, exemplified in Liddell, is woven from a profound sense of purpose. Liddell's legacy is not merely athletic prowess but spiritual integrity. He chose to prioritise his commitment to God over worldly acclaim.

The resolute character associated with Scots like Liddell is mirrored in the nation's rugged landscapes and historical battles for freedom. It's a tenacity born of the land and its history, a quality that has defined its people across the centuries.


Making choices for Jesus will never disappoint.


Lord, even if the choice is tough, help me decide for You. Amen.

Action Point

Watching the film ‘Chariots of Fire’ really shows the deep faith of Eric Liddell.

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