Can Anybody Beat Alabama?


Alabama beat USC into the ground. I mean it was so bad that USC doesn’t know if they got beat up or beat down. It was that bad. Their motto is “Roll Tide”, and Saturday at the Jerry Jones Arena, I mean Dallas Stadium, they did just that.

Alabama is king of the college football jungle. They are the reigning football phenomenon and they are a force to be reckoned with. The question is, can they be beat? Or, better still, will they be beat? Is it possible for Alabama to lose this season? They pasted USC. So will they lose in two weeks to Ole Miss? Or to LSU? Their schedule doesn’t seem all that challenging, so again, the question looms large. Let’s watch and see, and enjoy the ride along the way.

This reigning football dynasty is so similar to how we are to live as spiritual beings in the earth, it again gives credence to the nexus between God and sports. As God’s creatures in charge of the Tera firma, (and the sky and sea, too) we are to dominate and rule and kick butt.  That’s what Adam was told to do in the beginning.

Now, with the help of our Lord, we are to be invincible and insurmountable and indomitable. As believers in the Most High God, the ruler of the universe, we are to be unshakable and unbeatable and unconquerable. That’s if we obey and observe and submit to the pure and perfect will of God.

So, how ‘bout it? Let’s live as champions and as victors and as more than conquerors through Him that loves us. Let’s triumph in everything and over everything. Let’s live a life pleasing to God so that we continually kick devil butt, and solve the problems that face us all.

So back to Alabama:

The only thing that Alabama and their coach Nick Saban have that we shouldn’t want is arrogance. This is the one caveat that Alabama has that we need to be wary of. “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18). Alabama needs to know that if you’re the best, it takes God to keep you humble and holy and modest and lowly.

Because this season, the only team that is going to beat Alabama, is Alabama.

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