He who rejects change is the architect of decay. —Harold Wilson
READ: 2 Peter 3:3-10
The match proceeded at a furious pace as both teams went at it hammer and tongs, fighting hard to control the mid-field. No quarter was given nor was any asked.
Midfield control is crucial to the modern game because that is where attacks are usually orchestrated. But there was a time when the midfield was nonexistent. Teams played 4 or 5 defenders and up to 6 strikers. Those were the days of hoof-and-chase, where defenders pumped long hopeful balls upfield and strikers chased them down. It would be suicidal to insist on playing that way today because the game has changed and moved on.
The apostle Peter highlights that there would be scoffers who refuse to believe in Jesus and consequently laugh at His promised return to judge the world one day. They foolishly think that since from the beginning of creation nothing has changed, life will go on as usual (2 Peter 3:4).
But the game plan has changed ever since Jesus came and died for us. God has now made Him the basis on which He will judge mankind (John 3:18). Unless we believe in Jesus, we will not be let off. Anyone insisting on playing by the old rules will be left behind. Now that we know what is coming, what kind of people ought we to be?
Who was the creator of the current World Cup trophy that replaces the Jules Rimet cup?