The word awesome has been used to describe a Shaquille O'Neil slam dunk, a Justin Verlander fastball, or a bone-crushing tackle by Brian Urlacher. The athletic achievements of the stars become our topics of conversation, and their exploits often become our center attention.
Webster's dictionary defines awe as a "feeling of fearful or profound respect or wonder inspired by greatness, superiority, grandeur, etc. of a person or thing and suggests an immobilizing effect." This description only fits the God of the universe and His achievements!
The sports world is filled with powerful metaphors for Biblical truths. "The Power and Passion of the Master Coach" will open your eyes to the spiritual lessons contained in the Bible. This sports devotional is a biblical study based on the attributes of God-those qualities of God which constitute what He is. They are the very characteristics of His nature. The attributes of God are not the works of God, but the very nature of God. It is the nature of God to produce infinite works. What God has done is simply proof of who He is!
Knowing God is our greatest possible aspiration. Paul said that he considered "everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord" (Philippians 3:8).