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CLARITY – 2-5-18 Actions Scream…So Do Eagles

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 2-5-18

 

Actions Scream…So Do Eagles

What’s Happening:  “The Superbowl saw the Philadelphia Eagles win a squeaker over the Boston (New England) Patriots, 41-33, with Nick Foles setting records and winning the MVP. The touchdown that won them the game may have earned Ertz a place in the hearts of Eagle fans, but it was the trick pass to Foles that will make the highlight reels…and what he said after the game (http://www.businessinsider.com/mvp-nick-foles-details-how-close-he-was-to-giving-up-football-for-good-2018-2). ‘My faith was tested, but I just kept leaning on the Lord. Kept praying. We’re so blessed to play this game, but eventually it comes to an end,’ said Foles in an interview.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Obviously, he gave God the glory, but he was probably the only one.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Actually, he wasn’t; head coach, Doug Pederson, and Ertz did too…and there may have been others.Talk may be cheap, but what you say comes at a price on national TV (…if you don’t believe me, ask Tim Tebow). And they weren’t the only ones…Colin Kaepernick protested by kneeling during the National Anthem in early San Fransisco games, but you saw none of that at the Superbowl.”

 

“Christians? We should be glad that the leaders of the Eagles gave God the glory (though the kissing of the Lombardi trophy probably gave some the flu), but we should also be asking what we say by the lives we lead (John 10:25). If we are held accountable ‘for every idle word’ we speak (Matt. 12:36), how much more are we by our actions?”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son to pay for our mistakes…and for empowering us not to make them; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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