If you don’t pay attention to sports, you may have missed a post game interview that might be talked about for a while. After defending a pass to seal the NFC Championship for the Seahawks, Richard Sherman was interviewed by Erin Andrews. I don’t think anyone foresaw what was to come. In case you missed it, watch the video below.
In my last blog, I talked about being careful about what you feed into your life. What does a post game interview have to do with all that? The last part of Matthew 12:34 says, “For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.” Earlier that week Crabtree had made some remarks that Sherman did not like. Why did Richard Sherman blow up in the post game interview? He had thought about what Crabtree said all week-long. It consumed him to the point that after the game, where he had a game winning pass defense against Crabtree, it all came out.
What we feed ourselves is eventually what comes out. The first part of Matthew 12:34 says, “You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good?” Jesus calls our the Pharisees for trying to mask their sins. He says that only good trees can produce good fruit. There are so many thoughts and ideas out there to help you become a better person. I think the solution is simple, clean up what you allow into your life. Clean it up whether it is music, movies, television, people, books, or anything else. If you want to stop lusting, stop watching porn. If you want to clean up your mouth, stop listening to music with parental advisories. If you want to be happier, stop listening to Dashboard Confessional (or listen to his “So Impossible” EP and that can get your hopes up again).
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. – Philippians 4:8
until next time…
(photo courtesy flickr.com/photos/philiprobertson)