Proverbs 12:24 No Bull, All Air

Proverbs 12:24 

The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy hand will be put to forced labor.

Being a boy born and raised in North Carolina, I am a fan of the University of North Carolina Tarheels basketball team. I remember watching Michael Jordan play for the Tarheels and winning the 1982 NCAA championship title. In 1984, the Chicago Bulls drafted Michael Jordon and won 6 NBA championship titles. Michael Jordan is also famous for his slam dunks like he was walking on air to his fans. So Michael was nicknamed “Air Jordon or His Airness.” Late in 1984, Nike released shoes named Air Jordon, made available for the public in April 1985. Air Jordon Nike sneakers are trendy twenty years after Michael Jordan retired from playing in the NBA. There are many ways to rule over someone without being king over them. On July 23, 1993, Michael Jordan’s father, James, was murdered by a couple of young thugs. The teenage boys did not realize their victim was the father of the NBA star Michael until they found the championship rings James was wearing. So foolish as most criminals are, they made telephone calls from James’ car phone. They used a video camera to record themselves wearing the championship rings with Michael Jordon’s name clearly written on them. Daniel Green and Larry Demey were convicted, and both received harsh sentences. James Jordan’s untimely death was brutal for Michael, so he retired soon afterward. He had a brief, unsuccessful time in minor-league baseball; later, he returned to basketball. As soon as Jordon said, “I’m back,” his Airness was as if it never left. Michael Jordon had three NBA championships before his first retirement and three more after he returned. Of course, Jordon had a mourning period, yet he rose above the actions of the scumbag criminals who robbed his father of his life. If Proverbs 12:24 has any meaning for Michael Jordon and the murderer of James Jordan, he did not let their evil rule over his life. And those criminals are still doing a tough time. God bless you all; the Lord Jesus and I love you. His bondservant, Samuel Jerry Head.

 1 Corinthians 9:25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. So they do it to obtain a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Therefore I run in such a way as not to run aimlessly; I box in such a way, as to avoid hitting air; 27 but I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

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