A $500 bat doesn’t fix a $1.00 swing. (Tom Roy, sports coach and counselor)

Someone else echoed the same principle: “A $500 Jordon shoe doesn’t guarantee a layup or a 3-point goal.” You don’t want to go to the plate with just a wooden stick or to play competitive basketball in worn out shoes. Being prepared physically with well-honed skills is essential to competing well, as is having the right equipment.

Now may the God of peace . . .  equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him. (Hebrews 13:20-21)