There is a similar battle going on in each one of us. The first team consists of our fears, distrust and jealousy -- the second team consists of our hopes, trust and love. These two teams contain our feelings and desires and they clash on the battlefield constantly, always intending on scoring.
It is here that Paul describes the referee -- Christ. In football, the referees keep the peace, making sure the two teams play fair. When Christ rules over our hearts we may live in peace because he will referee the conflicting feelings and desires of our heart.
I want to live in peace. Help me to give Christ the position of referee over the conflicting feelings and desires in my heart.