Attribute it to old age or whatever you want–I just can’t get excited over professional sports anymore. I really don’t care very much who wins the “Super Bowl”. What difference does it make? Please don’t misunderstand, I’m not being critical of those who do enjoy sports–as long as it doesn’t hinder them from serving God. I understand that recreation can be a good thing, when done in moderation.
My concern lies in the area of “What is your greatest concern?”. I’m afraid that we get too excited about things that are of no eternal value. We seem to have forgotten that even sinless things can become sinful (see 1 Cor. 8). In and of themself some things are fine, even helpful, unless taken to excess. Then we’ve got a problem. Sadly, some folks waste their time, money, and energy on the things of this world when they should be investing their lives in things that really matter.
As Christians we aren’t left to wonder what our purpose and mission is. If I have to explain that you’re not spending enough time in the Bible. Regardless of what I accomplish in life, if I fail to fulfill my purpose and complete my mission I’m a failure. The same is true of you.
Now, I’ll be honest–although I didn’t watch the game, I would have preferred that the Colts would have won–but they didn’t, and that’s fine. Again I say, “What difference does it make?”. I’m not trying to come across like I’m some super spiritual saint who is better than someone else. I’m just saying what I feel. I am much more excited about that day when the saints truly go marching in at the return of our Wonderful Savior. Now that will make a big difference! That’s why Paul wrote: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”(Titus 2:13-14).THINK ABOUT IT!