Faithfulness Matters Because it Matters to God


A faithful man will abound with blessings, (Proverbs 28:20)

It’s reported that quarterback and SEC commentator Tim Tebow broke off a relationship with Olivia Culpo, a former Miss Universe, whom he dated since October. So what, you say? Apparently, Ms. Culpo left Mr. Tebow because he refused to have premarital sex with her.

Unless you’ve lived under a log for the past 8 years you know that Mr. Tebow is an outspoken, committed Christian. Arguably better known for his steadfast faith than his accomplishments, including winning football’s Heisman Trophy as a college sophomore.

Here’s the thing. The news of the break-up comes from gossip columns. So, it’s hard to know what’s truth and what’s spin. But, if it’s true, then we are fortunate to have him as a role model for young Christian men in today’s hyper-secular society.

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Mark Tapson, writing in Acculturated — Pop Culture Matters, concludes, “That’s no small thing in today’s world, particularly for a handsome young man in the sexually charged world of celebrity. Not only that, but it points to his strength of character and his trustworthiness to act according to principle in every other aspect of his life.”

The same day the breakup was reported, Tim posted this Tweet:

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever. (Psalm  118)