So Rapinoe for the stellar women’s soccer team decided not to honor the USA anthem at the -19 WORLD cup, where she represents not herself but the United States? Hmm. Now the emphasis is on HER, and her politics, instead of individuals playing their hearts out for their countries.Why people can’t set aside their egos is beyond me, but I digress.
But why will the US team win it all, and the Cup? I will play the fool to make a point. On any given day, and with a lousy bounce here, a missed ref penalty call there, a lesser team can always win the day. That said, some crazy good European teams stand in the way, but the US will win the Cup.
Call me a fool, that’s okay, I have cited myself as far worse, just to make this point. I can be entirely wrong, I can be mistaken, but my OPINION is irrelevant as to the outcome. I will be no more be excited if I am proven correct, and no more disappointed if they lose…. to make a point.
My opinion is irrelevant. People will lose homes and businesses, some will lose their character for betting wrong, win or lose. Gambling is big business and is a drug that has snared many a life in many a way.
Now consider this. People have OPINIONS regarding the sacred scriptures, the holy bible, the word of God, and be entirely wrong, yet it changes not the contents of the good book. Scripture does not care if you read the pages with a true heart, or if you line your canary cage. Scripture is not hurt by the aloofness and mental shortcomings of men.
God’s word is not a book of opinions. It is THE source material for the only valid. credible, and accurate account of creation, which then follows the true history of man’s ways, his vice and virtue, with perfect accounting of names, dates, places, archaeology, prophecy, geography, true science of course, with every act recorded verified, and the attempts by true fools to dismiss its contents. Foolishness rewards many disciples.
So while I may be wrong since I am not a prophet in the ‘guessing’ part of soccer, (which true prophecy is never wrong nor is it guesswork) I am never wrong when I say quite candidly that God’s word is never wrong. How could it be? He knows the end from the beginning, and yet He allows us to ‘play on.’
Men cannot tolerate such confidence and therefore confuse such dogmatism with arrogance. No wonder Paul the apostle was despised then, even more so today, as he wrote with heaven’s pen that ‘I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded, that HE IS ABLE…………..’
Now there’s un understatement, as to God’s ability. He is able, and even willing to turn one from rags to riches, from pauper to prince, from eating in a dirty basement to dining with kings, but the question is: are YOU willing to trust His ability? Of course He knows the outcome of the World Cup, but we play on. He understands my ‘opinion’ regarding the result, and my willingness to be proven wrong to make the larger point, which I enjoy.
God’s word can be trusted, entirely, and win or lose, girls’ soccer is represented well this year, (except maybe for Megan) and may the best team prevail, and may I remind you again that God’s word is always good. So enjoy the stoppage time and extra minutes that God has bestowed upon you and your life. God is not that man waiting to throw you a red card. He is good after all, just like His original creation.