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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Monday, August 3

“Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea — the Lord on high is mighty.” — Psalm 93:4

Marvelous Mercy

Success in sports often makes a woman or a man a celebrity. Though it is natural to enjoy attention, it’s important to be modest in order to have long-term success in any occupation. If we want to be humble enough to be a good teammate and someone who still relates to fans who work for minimum wage, then it’s helpful to compare ourselves to the infinite God.

As people are like giants in comparison to ants, termites, flies, roaches, fleas, mice and bed bugs, we are like a tiny insect in God’s sight. Though we are small, Almighty God reaches down to us. In fact, Jesus became one of us in order to bridge the gap between God and people.

Therefore, David marveled at God’s mercy. “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them?” (Psalm 8:3-4). In other words, God is the creator and designer of the universe. So the Lord is much smarter and stronger than we are, but He still takes time for us. 

God is bigger and stronger than the oceans. “Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea — the Lord on high is mighty” (Psalm 93:4). The mighty God is also merciful. He hears and responds when we pray. “This is what the Lord says, He who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it — the Lord is His name: ‘Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know'” (Jeremiah 33:2-3).

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

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