Tim Tebow has been the rave for quite a while now. People from all over are hearing whispers of the man on his knees. ESPN, The Washington Post, NFL news, and many other media outlets are creating a religious stir in our country. But to be honest, they are all missing one thing and that is why I have decided to write this article.
David was a shepherd boy who knew how to praise God. He is most often called, “a man after God’s own heart” because of his fervent dedication to the Lord. He was not ashamed to praise God in front of people or alone with his sheep. An example of this can be found in 2 Samuel 6:14-16.
Wearing a linen ephod, David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, while he and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
As the ark of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD, she despised him in her heart.
You see this passage tells us that David danced before the Lord with all his might and even though others despised him such as Michal, he continued to praise God. He understood the importance of worshiping with all he had. Tim Tebow is similar to David in this respect. A comparable story could be written about Tim Tebow.
Wearing shoulder pads and a jersey, Tim would kneel before the Lord with all his might, while he and all the Broncos celebrate their victory over the opposing team.
As the ball was passing through the end zone, many fans watched from the stands. And when they saw Tim Tebow fall to his knee to give thanks to God for this victory, some despised him in their heart.
You see Tim Tebow is a lot like David and David is a lot like Tim Tebow:
“David said to the whole assembly, “Praise the LORD your God.” So they all praised the LORD, the God of their fathers; they bowed low and fell prostrate before the LORD and the king (1 Chronicles 29:20).”
It looks like the whole assembly of Israel was Tebowing that day.
Keep reading, it gets better. The final passage I want to use to parallel Tebow to David is this:
“One of Jesse’s sons (David) from Bethlehem is a talented harp player. Not only that–he is a brave warrior, a man of war, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the LORD is with him (1Samuel 16:18).”
It is clear that they are similar in many ways. We can replace Tebow’s name once again in this passage and it would read like this:
One of Robert Tebow’s sons from Jacksonville, Florida is a talented quarterback. Not only that—he is a leader, a man of encouragement, and has good judgment. He is also a fine-looking young man, and the Lord is with him.
Get on twitter and type in @TimTebow and you will see around four tweets a second depending on the time of day. These tweets range from words of praise, to words of hate, and lastly, to words of flatter.
Tim Tebow is a man of valor just like David was and both are very similar in character. But the most important thing they have in common is the fact that they love God so much that they are willing to proclaim it with their words and actions. Tim Tebow is in the spotlight because God put him there.
It does not matter if the Broncos lose or win because Tebow is first and foremost on God’s team and God always wins and so will Tebow! But the question is not about Tebow but about you. Whose team are you on? Will you be defeated or dominate in the 4th Quarter of your life?
Author: Rehana Allsup