5 Bible Verses That Remind Us Of The Spirit Of The Super Bowl
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, but this is probably already clear. Millions of people will tune in tonight to watch the Philadelphia Eagles face off against The New England Patriots. While this sport has always been a seated place of racial tension, the issue has been brought to the forefront after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick opted to take a knee during the singing of the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice and police violence setting in motion a movement. Once again in our history, all eyes are on the responses of Black athletes to sociopolitical issues in our country. Despite whether or not you choose to watch the Super Bowl tonight we rounded up five Bible verses to checkout that remind us of the spirit athleticism and the game.
1. All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
2. If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. 2 Timothy 2:5 -7
3. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
4. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
5. But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26