Recently I posted an article on my blog entitled "Sports Stadium Destroyed?". In that message I wrote:
"We all know how Americans LOVE their sports. Their idols are sports "heros" who perform their "miracles" in stadiums (football, baseball, soccer, basketball, etc). Much of the time when men get together they talk about sports and how their "heros" are doing. These "heros" have become their idols, even though so many of them are nothing but scumbags who have no morals, no character, no honor and no integrity. Too many people worship these overpaid spoiled brats and pay literally thousands of dollars each year to go and worship their idols. Every Sunday millions of Americans worship their idols in the stadiums, or on the idiot box. God has had enough of this false idol worship and is about to send a warning to the people of this nation. Most will not listen."
God fired His warning shot recently when one of the biggest names in sports was humilated and forced to leave the game. Tiger Woods was recently named Sportsman of the Decade. He was an idol to millions of Americans. He made hundreds of millions in product endorsements and was a billionaire. In a matter of a few days God destroyed him. His wife and children left him, the companies that paid him millions to advertise their products have rejected him, and Woods has left the game of golf for the foreseeable future.
This man whom so many looked up to as almost a god, has proven to be quite human - a man with no morals and no character, no honor and no integrity, just like the US President.
Woods is the first of many of man's idols who God is going to destroy in the next year or two. I believe that Oprah Winfrey will be brought down in short order. But Tiger Woods was God's warning to those who have made sports stars their idols and gods. "I will have no false gods before Me". Repent and change your ways or great disaster will quickly overtake you.
Jer 2:5 - This is what the LORD says:
"What fault did your fathers find in me,
that they strayed so far from me?
They followed worthless idols
and became worthless themselves.
Jer 2:11 - Has a nation ever changed its gods?
(Yet they are not gods at all.)
But my people have exchanged their Glory
for worthless idols.