Summer 2024

Devotional of the Week -- Plenty More of That

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“These are the mere edges of His ways…” Job 14:26 

On January 9, 1977, Super Bowl XI was played between Oakland and Minnesota.

Early in the game, Oakland moved into Minnesota’s red zone, but came away with only a field goal. John Madden, the Raiders head coach, was frustrated. Kenny Stabler, the Raiders quarterback, said, “Don’t worry, Coach. There’s plenty more where that came from.” He was right. With the Raiders’ line opening huge holes for Clarence Davis and Mark Van Eegham, while allowing Stabler time to find Fred Biletinikoff, Cliff Branch and Dave Casper, the Raiders won easily 32-14.

Have you experienced the love of God? There’s plenty more where that came from, according to John 13:1. Have you experienced the forgiveness of God? It’s always there for the asking, in I John 1:9. What about the peace of God? It’s beyond understanding, in Philippians 4:7. What about the grace of God? It’s there without measure, in Ephesians 4:7. Have you felt the awe of God’s creation? It fills our universe according to Psalm 19:1. What about God’s goodness? It never ends, in Psalm 23:6. Have you sensed God’s presence? It will never, ever leave you, according to Hebrew 13:5.

These aspects of God could be examined in greater detail, as well as many others, because they truly are the “mere edges of His ways.” Isn’t He worthy of our worship?

By Stanley Tucker

Stanley Tucker writes devotionals for Sports Spectrum magazine. Log in here to access our most recent Training Table. Subscribe here to receive 12 issues a year and a daily sports-related devotional.