The NFL vs. Seldom Read Books of the Bible

There’s little doubt that Americans, especially men, are a bit too obsessed with the NFL.

For most, it’s no worse than a woman fawning over shoes, or Pinterest.

As much as I love Tim Tebow and want him to succeed, there’s likely a little bit of innocence by association going on, i.e. me trying to cover my football lust by raving over a bro.

I know that Bible Christians are also obsessed with Scripture.

Check these verses out.

7 Give alms out of thy substance, and turn not away thy face from any poor person: for so it shall come to pass that the face of the Lord shall not be turned from thee.

8 According to thy ability be merciful.

9 If thou have much give abundantly: if thou have a little, take care even so to bestow willingly a little.

As I read this yesterday, I was saddened that so few believers ever take the time to read this book.

Why is that?

Because it’s from the Book of Tobit, from the Septuagint.

Christians are divided over seven books that Catholics accept, but Martin Luther rejected.

Even though portions of Tobit were found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, I’d still rather not argue with those who prefer to embrace Luther over the Pope.

I don’t care if you’re not willing to call it Holy Writ.

Here’s my simple request–pretend the book of Tobit is the NFL Network–pure entertainment.

As for the athletic Christian hero you’re humoring…that would be you.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Tobit%201&version=DRA

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