November 15, 2008

humble ball player :)

Basketball star Stephen Curry, who took his "tiny" college team to the NCAA Elite Eight, remains a humble regular guy. Why?

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

If you just read the first part of this verse, it would immediately sound an alarm indicating arrogance: "I can do all things." This was the spirit that attempted to build the tower of Babel. This was the downfall of men like Saul or the Egyptian Pharaoh. Many today infected by humanism and without any trust in God - make the same claim: "I can do all things."

But the next two words in the verse take this out of the context of arrogance altogether: "through Christ." It is not a boast of self: "I can do all things." It is, I can do all things through Christ! There is a huge difference. It is one thing for someone to say, "I can do all things." It is quite different to confess, "I can do all things through Christ."

Feature article from, image from DigitupSports, commentary from Bible.Ca (The Interactive Bible).

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Well said. Mr. Curry goes against our cultural trends. Instead of beating his chest after every magnificent play,...he says, "who I am and any praise I might receive is only "through Christ who gives me strength." And that is truth. Wisdom. Humility.