American 100-meter record holder Tyson Gay has tested positive for a banned substance and has withdrawn from the world championships next month in Moscow. Gay’s “B” sample will be tested soon, but this rarely yields different results.
This announcement is surprising to many. Tyson Gay is well-liked by his fellow competitors and has a reputation of being honest and fair.
Gay has not revealed many details of what has occurred, but he says, “I basically put my trust in someone and I was let down.”
Perhaps he took supplements given to him by a trusted individual, and those supplements contained a banned substance. In any case, he placed his faith in the wrong person, and now he is paying the price for that misplaced trust.
You see examples of this all the time. Barack Obama listened to the hateful false teaching of Jeremiah Wright for many years. Now, in a position to influence public policy for righteous purposes, our president instead is pro-abortion and favors changing God’s definition of marriage. He trusted the wrong spiritual advisor, and he was let down.
1 Corinthians 15:33 says, “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
Don’t be let down. Be careful who you trust.