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the common grace of college football

As I prepare to sit down for an evening of watching two powerhouse college football programs square off (#1 Ohio State and #2 Texas), I'm reminded of the common grace of God. Common grace is the idea that all men, regardless of whether they believe or not, experience God's grace in some measure. This is what Jesus referred to in Matthew 5:45: "He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."

College football is a great reminder of common grace. It's a good thing that millions of people enjoy and find community around, whether they are evil or good, just or unjust. Sadly, for many they also become idols (good things turned into ultimate things). But, as for me, I'm going to sit back on the couch and thank God for competition, for college football, and for all the grace that I don't deserve.

Go Buckeyes!

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