One of the most anticipated days on the video game calendar is the release of the popular Madden video game. Today, Madden NFL 12 was released to the public. This is my favorite game because it allows you to play as your favorite team and the game has become more realistic over the past few years. The most controversial topic that is discussed in this game is the player rating system.
Now, with Twitter being a widespread social media where players can communicate with fans, the players have been more upset about their rating. The ratings are determined by numerous categories whether it be a players’ speed, athleticism, throwing accuracy, and hitting ability among many others. Just recently, Madden NFL did what was called Club 100. This allowed the fans to vote on who should get a perfect 100 in a specific category.
We know that in God’s eyes, no one has achieved that perfect 100 rating. Despite all the good works that you can possibly do, not one person on Earth can achieve the holiness that our Lord in Heaven has. Paul tells us in his epistle to the Romans about how nobody can obtain the glory of the Almighty: “This righteousness is given through faith inJesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:22-23).
This verse shows us that no matter how great people think you are, you only need to have faith in God’s Son, Jesus Christ in order to be saved. Last night, I was watching an interview that was done with the creators of Madden and they were talking about how the gap between veteran and rookies, in terms of ratings, is vast this season. That is not how the Lord sees it. You can be a Christian for 30 years or a Christian for 1 year, but God loves us all the same!
Today, I exhort you to just keep looking to the Almighty God because He is Holy! Think about what the apostle Peter said and look to the grace of God as the only way that we can be right with Him. “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:13-16).
God wants us to be His children and in order to that, we cannot worry about how great people think we are because no matter what we say and do, we need to do things that bring God the glory!