Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tebow Told to Stop 'Jesus Talk'

As a recent guest on a Phoenix radio station, former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer shared his thoughts about current Denver QB Tim Tebow, While he appreciates what Tebow is doing to revive the Broncos, Plummer wants Tebow to shut up about Jesus.

 “Tebow, regardless of whether I wish he’d just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates, I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him. I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff.” 

When asked his reaction to Plummer’s advice, Tebow told ESPN:

"If you're married, and you have a wife, and you really love your wife, is it good enough to only say to your wife 'I love her' the day you get married? Or should you tell her every single day when you wake up and every opportunity?

"And that's how I feel about my relationship with Jesus Christ is that it is the most important thing in my life. So any time I get an opportunity to tell him that I love him or given an opportunity to shout him out on national TV, I'm gonna take that opportunity. And so I look at it as a relationship that I have with him that I want to give him the honor and glory anytime I have the opportunity. And then right after I give him the honor and glory, I always try to give my teammates the honor and glory.

"And that's how it works because Christ comes first in my life, and then my family, and then my teammates. I respect Jake's opinion, and I really appreciate his compliment of calling me a winner. But I feel like anytime I get the opportunity to give the Lord some praise, he is due for it."

What makes Tebow say this? Why won't he take Plummer's advice (and perhaps millions of other football fans) and keep his mouth shut about Jesus Christ?  Well, it seems Tebow actually believes and lives out what the Bible says about a Christian's first love...

Colossians 3:17, 23
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him…Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…”

Revelation 2:4
Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.