2/3: The Blitz


When the linebackers and safeties perform a blitz, they all rush in on the quarterback, hoping to knock him down before he can get rid of the football. If the offensive line is unable to hold off the blitz, a sack occurs and precious yardage is lost.

However, despite the oncoming blitz, if the quarterback can throw an accurate pass downfield and hit one of his receivers, a touchdown is probably going to follow. Why? Because when the majority of the defensive team is so focused on plundering the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage, they leave the receivers open.

Satan and his imps are the linebackers and safeties of the defensive team. They are constantly trying to blitz. But neither you nor I am the quarterback in this example; we are the receivers. Jesus is the quarterback. Satan thought He sacked Jesus at Calvary, but when the dust settled on the play three days later, Jesus had thrown us a pass. He threw us redemption, salvation, and forgiveness.

We were open.

Second Corinthians 5:21 says, “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (NKJ). Jesus drew the enemy away; He drew the blitz but threw the pass. By doing so, He supplied us with all we’d need to make the touchdown, i.e. to live righteously for the rest of our lives for Him.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!


©2013 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

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~ by sanewriter on February 3, 2013.

One Response to “2/3: The Blitz”

  1. Thanks be To God.

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