Chess is fun, but it also cultivates our abilities. One must exercise foresight when playing chess. Foresight prepares for future possibilities. In chess foresight is estimating the eventual result of a move.
Chess increases flexibility. Flexibility adjusts to unexpected moves by your opponent.
Chess also develops creativity. Creativity brainstorms new strategies for the ever changing conditions of the game.
In the twelfth century there were only seven requirements for knighthood. One was to be a capable chess player. If these skills were important for knights to contend for the kingdom, then they might even be a bit useful to us in contending for God’s kingdom.
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We just started our Keepers Club at our church. I love how the club relates the skills of life with Biblical principles! Both Bible and life skills are important to learn. Whenever someone asks me about the club, I tell them it is like scouting with a Biblical base... learning life skills from a Biblical perspective!