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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Monday, January 27

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom.” — Isaiah 40:28

Worthy of Worship

Patrick Mahomes is leading the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl. We see his smiling face everywhere. Mahomes is an inspiring young man with incredible running ability. When Patrick gets in the open field, nobody can catch him and he throws a football as well as Tom Brady. His enthusiasm inspires his teammates, coaches and fans. The coaches are proud of Patrick, but Patrick’s mother is more impressed. She taught him about God. In spite of all the attention Mahomes receives, he stays humble and honors God. He said “God is amazing!” after winning the NFL MVP award last season.

If he stays healthy, Mahomes will probably be one of a select few players who are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, after he finishes his playing career. If someone is inducted into the Hall of Fame, then a statue of their likeness is placed there with details about them.

Though we admire men and women who do things better than others, it’s important to realize our limits. The strongest man gets tired, but God never gets weary, and God is the only one who can actually do impossible feats.

God stands alone as the only one qualified to sit on the throne. God is perfect but we are not; God knows all things and we do not; God is infinite and we are limited in many ways; God made everything without any raw materials and we have to have materials to start a project. “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of His mouth” (Psalm 33:6). Therefore, the greatest people of Bible times recognized God as superior to us. Jacob said, “I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown…” (Genesis 32:10). David said, “Who am I?” (2 Samuel 7:18).

“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed…” — Luke 1:46-48

Let us worship and adore God. He is worthy of all worship and praise. “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” (Psalm 95:6). The glory belongs to God. “Not to us, Lord, not to us but to Your Name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness” (Psalm 115:1).

— Bill Kent, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Sylvania, Ga.

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