Over the years, fantasy football has become a rising fad among many armchair quarterbacks and I am among them. After winning my league in crushing defeat eight years ago, my fantasy football teams resembles the heritage of the Detroit Lions. We are simply awful. I am gladly holding down last place in our league and still searching, praying, hoping and wishing for the first win of the season. Every year I wonder the same thing about fantasy football, “Why do I do so bad?” Well, I know the answer – I do not pay attention to football or my fantasy football team as much as I need to in order to win. Instead, I casually glance at my team every few weeks to be sure it is still there. Since I do not watch ESPN or read the paper, so I have no idea what players are good and which are on the injured reserve list. Face it, my football knowledge is so bad right now that if Terry Bradshaw were a choice, I would have drafted him. One interesting thing is, I have the fantasy football app on my phone, which is in my hands several dozen times a day. I just never check it. The same thing happens with our knowledge of the Bible. When we do not use our knowledge, or keep up with our reading and study then we start lacking in knowledge. Those once simple memory verses have all been forgotten. As with my fantasy football app, there is a Bible app in my hands several times a day. I wonder if many Christians need to carry the Bible in their hands every day. Have we lost the touch and feel of God’s word in our lives? Have we replaced God’s Word with the self-help, motivational philosophies of the day? Here are five quick thoughts to see how familiar you are with God’s Word:

5 – Your favorite version on Sunday mornings is the “pew version.”

4 – You think Daniel’s three friends are Larry, Moe and Curly.

3 – The preacher gives a lesson on lying from Mark 17 and you tell him you read Mark 17 all the time.

2 – Your children read from 2nd Hezekiah last night.

1 – You favorite Bible verse is “cleanliness is next to godliness.”

 Just some thoughts,  
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