Bible, Theology

Soul Speak


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I was watching Match of the Day last night (MOTD) which, for anyone reading this from outside the UK, is a staple part of most football-loving chap’s Saturday evening. 

In the match between my beloved Liverpool FC and West Ham United, the referee had a mare: he wrongly sent off two players, one from each team.

John Noble was the West Ham player to get shown a straight red for a challenge that barely warranted a yellow. But it was the Commentator’s phrase in response that caught my attention when the player went in for the supposedly horrendous tackle. He asked provokingly, 

“What did this [a supposedly terrible challenge] show us of his soul…?”

As it happened it didn’t show us anything, other than that Noble was quite gracious in the end because his tackle definitely didn’t deserve a red card.

For us, what does X, Y and Z of our daily life and behaviour show of our soul?

When I read this following verse this morning, I was glad of His watchful eye over my often ‘leaky soul’.

“For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.” 1Pet2.25

  Photo taken in Edinburgh’s Pentland Hills with Arthur’s Seat in the distance 

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