I spent 4 years of my life living in Manaus, Brazil. As Brazil takes the pitch on Friday in the quarter finals of the 2022 World Cup, I thought I would share and excerpt from HE IS that tells a bit of my experience in Brazil when they won the World Cup in 1994:
He Is the Lawgiver
For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver;
the LORD is our king; he will save us.
God is not only our judge; He is our lawgiver. It was the reading
of God’s law that brought spiritual renewal and revival to the
people of Israel when “all the ears of all people were attentive to the
Book of the Law” (Nehemiah 8:3c). We as people seem to be attentive
to whatever we delight in. Proof of this characteristic in our nature is
revealed in observing fans at any sporting event when it comes down
to the championship playoffs. Many people, including myself, get very
delighted with attentive focus during a championship game, especially
when our team is winning. One of my greatest sport memories of
all times was when Brazil won the World Cup in 1994. I have rarely
experienced such emotional and joyous abandonment as I did with my
Brazilian friends in Manaus, Brazil. The sky was filled with exploding
fireworks, and hundreds of firecrackers thundered throughout my
neighborhood. Such delight and celebration had spread through every
city of Brazil.
What has it taken or will it take to get us as individuals and as a
nation to delight in God’s Word more than all the other attractions in
this world that compete for our attention, focus, time, and delight?
Have a blessed day!
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