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Football and Politics

Posted by justinbrownlee on October 20th, 2016 at 7:19 am

I am a big football fan and I love the Denver Broncos. I am excited and thankful that they recently won the Super Bowl. Growing up, the Super Bowl was like a holiday in my family. Each year that the Broncos are not playing in the Super Bowl, I choose a team that I root for.

Like every football fan, I have teams that I dislike. Two of the teams I dislike the most are the New England Patriots and the Oakland (soon to be Las Vegas?) Raiders. They would never play each other in the Super Bowl, but if they did I would root for one team over the other, and I would have my reasons. I wouldn’t cheer for the Jacksonville Jaguars to win the game (they aren’t even playing), nor would I cheer for the New York Yankees (not even the same ballpark).

When it comes to the political arena, I think the same way.

I’m not going to cheer for someone
who isn’t even playing the game

 
I would never want to be labeled a Patriots or a Raiders fan. I would never want either one of the presidential candidates to represent who I am and what I believe in. But they are the ones playing the game. So I’ll root for one of them.

If picking a side is stressing you out. Read all of Romans 14. It’s refreshing. Regardless of who wins this election, God is still God. He’s not concerned.

Let’s end the bickering and the criticizing of one another. Paul writes:

Christ died and came to life for this: that He might rule over both the dead and the living. But you, why do you criticize your brother? Or you, why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before the tribunal of God. For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will give praise to God. Romans 14:9-11

Every knee will bow, and every tongue will give praise. As a Christ follower, hearing these words should give you confidence. Confidence in your God and confidence to share what is important: the Gospel.

We need to spend less time murmuring about things we are against and come together to defend what we are for.

“We must pursue what promotes peace and what builds up one another.”
– Paul in Romans 14:19

 

 

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