Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Psalm(s) 91

*This is a humourous piece of writing which is not meant to reflect any Bible truth whatsoever.

I've been doing a bit of thinking about a shirt that was worn by Ray Lewis after a Baltimore Ravens game on Sunday:

People are getting all up in arms about whether there should be an 's' at the end of "Psalms".  Some say the 's' can be there only when referring to all 150 psalms.  Others say that it is a short way of saying "the book of Psalms, chapter 91."

I much more concerned that people do not see the true meaning of the shirt.  Let's just take a look a the text to which it refers and see what it really means...

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High (Sports Authority Field at Mile High) will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  (We know God doesn't have a favourite football team, but if He did, it'd be the Broncos.)

You will not fear the terror of night, (the game actually starts at 4:30, but I suppose some of it will be played in evening hours) nor the arrow that flies by day (ah, so that's the first half of the game) nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness ('cause they'll have the stadium lights on) nor the plague that destroys at midday.  (No worries here, the game starts at 4:30)

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  (Because the Broncos have a great offensive line)
You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. (Because the Broncos have a great defense)

It goes on, but you get the idea.  It's one of those situations where someone wore something 'cause it was cool, without realizing what it really means.  He'll find out soon enough.

Go Broncos!

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