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30 Bible Verses For Football Players | Bible Verses For Athletes

30 Bible Verses For Football Players

Bible Verses For Football Players


The world of sports is one of glitz and glamour amidst the sweat and pain of discipline required for maximum productivity, with all the mixed views trained towards sportsmanship due to the moral lapses almost synonymous with stardom, it's no wonder that many Christians thinking of venturing into the football (soccer) usually search for an answer to the question of “Is football a sin?” as some might want to back it up with the scripture they go as far as also searching for Bible Verses For Football Players. 

The answer to this question lies in answering the questions of “are sports sin?” and “what can be found in the bible in relation to sports?”. Interestingly, on studying scripture there are many allusions to sports and sportsmanship, as well as several direct mentions. A lot of verses even use the sportsmanship spirit, discipline, dedication and goal to explain how seriously our life of faith must be taken; like an athlete striving for the victor's prize.

The question of “is football a sin” is answered by a resounding NO and this will be given credence by the 30 bible verses for football players that will be highlighted in this piece.

Now the verses that will be mentioned here will serve to encourage and even help you build a better work ethic! Imagine that! Bible verses to stir you up to the heights of your football path! So, if you're a footballer and a believer, these bible verses for football players and bible verses for athletes were compiled specifically for you.

Remember when it is said in the Bible (2 Peter 1:3) that God has provided for us all that pertains to life and godliness? Well, he provided these bible verses for football players just for you and if you only stay with us till the end, you'll find more than you ever dreamed of and never ever wonder about the answer to “is football a sin” anymore.

Okay, without further ado, here are the list of bible verses for football players that every Christian footballer and his/her family and loved ones should know - the more the merrier!

Note: All scripture referenced forthwith shall be from the King James Version (KJV) Bible except otherwise stated - But you can click on the Bible verses listed to see other Bible Translations.


30 Bible Verses For Football Players


Deuteronomy 8:17‭-‬18
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Jeremiah 9:23‭-‬24
Thus saith the Lord , Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord .


As with all things, the first and foremost scriptures especially necessary in cases like football that come with the trappings of pride are glory, are those scriptures that remind and exhort us about returning all glory to God and being mindful that we do not get carried away with pride. Definitely fitting for the first few verses of bible verses for football players. Let's carry on, shall we?

1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 6:19‭-‬20
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
I receive not honour from men.

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.


Nothing like teamwork in an endeavor that requires a team… The bible verse above (1 These 5:11) and the ones on its heels talk about teamwork, surely we could not put together bible verses for football players and not talk about teamwork


Philippians 2:3‭-‬4
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Be devoted to one another in love. 11 Honor one another above yourselves.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.

And if a man also strives for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strives lawfully.


''2 Timothy 2:5'' could not be any clearer, anything done outside the rules of the games is struck out! Worse still, breaking certain laws/rules/regulations might see you banned from the game for a period or permanently… See why 30 bible verses for football players and bible verses for athletes would be incomplete without this verse?

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainty; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:


Hey reader, I especially like the next set of verses because they help to build morale for those days when your team doesn't win the game, especially if you missed a penalty/free kick or more. It's nice to know that it doesn't mean the end.


Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.


 Bible Verses For Football Players


I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

Psalms 73:26
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.

Psalms 118:13‭-‬14
Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me. 14 The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.


Coming next are verses that point out the importance of conduct, character, speech and much more… Highly valuable verses for one who will be in public scrutiny all their lives; being role models, brand ambassadors and have paparazzi seeking to make money off their shame as well as face their fair share of press conferences!


1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Titus 2:7‭-‬8
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 18 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.


Well, we're almost at the end of this piece, kudos on making it this far!!! Here's the rest of the Bible verses for football players we promised you.


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.


Bible Verses For Football Players


1 Samuel 12:24
Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.


Hurray!!!! We're officially at the end of the list of Bible verses for football players nd bible verses for athletes, I'm going to leave you with one bonus verse I believe it would do you a world of good to memorize!


Isaiah 40:28‭-‬31
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.


Now that we're all done here, go ye forth and apply that which you have learned. I do really hope you enjoyed this and I'm glad you stuck around till the end. Until next time, CHEERS!!!


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