“As far as God was concerned, he [Zedekiah] was just one more evil king… He became set in his own stubborn ways.” 2 Chronicles 36: 12-13
We don’t deal with kings and queen in our country, but if you ask anyone in Phoenix, Arizona, today what is ruling our fair city, they would say, “Super Bowl!” All the hype is about to come to a climax tomorrow when the Seattle Seahawks and Boston Patriots and their fans take over the stadium where the Cardinals wish they were playing instead of the Seahawks.
However, the Patriots came to town with a scandal dubbed “Deflate-gate.” The controversy began on a colder-than-average day with an underinflated football intercepted by a Colts player and kept as a “prize.” Later, officials discovered eleven of the twelve Patriot footballs were not inflated to regulation specifications.
Quarterback (King) Tom Brady denied any knowledge of deflated footballs. His boyhood idol, 49ers Joe Montana, responded to Brady’s comment, “Brady is behind the Patriots playing in the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts with underinflated footballs.” That statement must have deflated Tom Brady.
Tom Brady and the Patriots are not evil, regardless of Deflate-gate, as were many of the Kings of the Old Testament. Deflate-gate will fade into history if the Seahawks win the Super Bowl!
Lord, remind us it is better to play the game of life with a properly inflated ball. Amen.