Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams served a nearly year-long suspension from the NFL for his involvement in a scandal in which his team offered its players bounties to knock rival players out of games. Williams has recently been reinstated by the league and hired as a coach for the Tennessee Titans. Williams calls his second chance a “great rebirth”.
That was an interesting choice of terms. I wonder if Williams realizes that he used a phrase that is distinctly Christian?
Sometimes we fail to notice how many of our current sayings come directly from Someone who walked the earth about 2,000 years ago. We still say things like: “turn the other cheek”, “let him who is without sin cast the first stone”, “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, “go the extra mile”, etc.
Can you think of some other phrases we use that Jesus used first?
It’s amazing that Jesus still impacts our speech as much as he does.
“In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”—John 3:3.