But the marshals had not seen the ball move, so they left the decision to Jones, whether to invoke the penalty -- a two-stroke penalty. Bobby called the penalty on himself, not knowing that he would lose the tournament by a single stroke.
When praised for his honesty, he replied, "You may as well praise a man for not robbing a bank!" Jones may have lost the tournament, but his character was legendary and today the United States Golf Association's award for sportsmanship is known as the "Bobby Jones Award."
Proverbs 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
How different would your life and mine be if we always followed the principle stated above?
Note ONE thing Jesus said about Nathanael: John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!" Near as I can tell, this is the only man Jesus gave such praise to. Would you commit to being the next one?
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