I put up a post recently about my feelings regarding sports in our day. I stated that I probably wouldn’t watch the Superbowl this year. Well, after watching this, and understanding that God puts His people in many places, I will probably watch parts of the game. I understand it is a game with a good defensive team and a good offensive team. I grew up watching Roman Gabriel quarterback the Rams. I think the Christian with his name here is his son. It is nice to know that the men featured here haven’t lost their faith because of the spotlight of modern sports. These Christians sound like humble men to me.
Is a Christian supposed to be offensive or defensive? I think both. We are all witnesses of our faith in Jesus. This puts us on the offensive. At the same time, we must put on the armor mentioned in the Bible. Our defensive weapons are described in Ephesians 6:
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, 19 and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
21 But that you also may know about my circumstances, how I am doing, Tychicus, the beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make everything known to you. 22 I have sent him to you for this very purpose, so that you may know about us, and that he may comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.
I would like to thank One News Now for posting this video. Enjoy the game.
BTW..I certainly hope your church didn’t cancel its Sunday services because of the Superbowl. HERE is a good post on the subject by Delight in Truth.
Great testimonies. I quit watching football a few years back. It gets my pressure up to high. Now i am amused with Masterpiece theatre,” Downton Abbey,” and “Sherlock.” 🙂
I’ll have to check out “Sherlock,” Manny. We have watched a few of the Inspector Lewis mysteries and they aren’t too bad. These are great testimonies as you have said. I’ll probably watch the game and skip the halftime show. You never know what’s going to happen there.
Have a blessed day My friend…