“With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous.”
Last Thursday morning, there were many billionaires in the making as millions of people joined in the NCAA Quicken Loans/Yahoo! Tournament contest. By Friday night there were only four intact brackets left and the following day, no one was perfect and Warren Buffett’s $1 billion dollars were safe. March Madness brackets can feel like a shortened version of what a year in business can be. At the beginning of the year, all is possible. By the end of March, the first quarter we can start to see slippage and begin to lose hope. Even then, we need to be sure that if we are on the positive side of the brackets that we not get filled with hubris and chest thumping. The mighty can fall quickly and what looks so sure now, can slip beneath us without warning.
When the brackets bust in our lives and work, we can only hold onto what we know to be the truth. God’s Word draws us back, like being called back to the original playbook. What we are given, if we trust and believe, will right and steady us. To think that we are the one to always beat the odds and try to go it alone without relying on our Lord, is to be foolish. As we start this week, let’s start with being reliant on Him so that whatever hits us, whatever feels like the bracket is lost, we can handle, we can persevere and move forward.
Reference: Proverbs 11:9 (New Living Translation)