My name is Daniel Whyte III, and welcome to the God Receives Glory Even From Football podcast #10. This podcast is based off of my new book of the same name. I wrote the book because I believe out of all the national sports God has received more glory and praise from American football over the past one hundred years than all of the other sports combined. This episode is chapter nine of the book, titled “Defense in Life is Analogous to Holding Your Ground”
Robert Griffin III said “There’s something about football that’s exciting. The defense is trying to shut you down and you’re trying to blow people up.”
Ephesians 6:10-11 says “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
Defense in football is not as glamorous as offense, but it is extremely important. It may not be beautiful, but it is beneficial. You can have a great offense in football, but if you do not have a great defense in football the defense will kill the offense and thus the team’s chances of winning. One of the most difficult things to watch in a football game is when a team has a great offense that goes down the field and scores every time but the defense allows the other team to go down the field and score every time. This is not a winning situation. This is at worst a losing situation, at best a tying situation, and a tiring overtime. And vice-versa.