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Week 40 Bible Reading: Proverbs 16

Double Coverage

Stay away from everything that is evil. - 1 Thessalonians 5:22 ICB

Have you ever played quarterback? Or if not, you’ve probably watched great quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Russell Wilson in action. And you probably know that one of the worst things they can do is to throw the ball into double coverage.

Quarterbacks would rather take a sack or toss the ball out of bounds than to pass to a player who’s being shadowed by two defenders. It’s too risky—and most likely will lead to an interception.

A football coach views a quarterback’s pass into double coverage as an unnecessary evil. Almost nothing good can come from it!

The words of 1 Thessalonians 5:22 remind us as followers of Jesus Christ that we need to avoid real-life situations that are comparable to a quarterback throwing into double coverage. We need to avoid those things that are risky—and that includes everything that is sinful. We need to avoid throwing ourselves into situations where sin and unhealthy decisions can intercept us.

The next time you face a difficult decision or situation, think like a good quarterback and avoid double coverage. Be cautious. Stay away from everything that is evil.

Fun Fact

During the 2018 NFL season, Aaron Rodgers threw 402 passes in a row without an interception.

Just You and God

Sometimes my friends tell me it’s okay to do bad things—just don’t get caught. Can you help me figure out what to say to them?
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