According to Nate Scott, a USA Today writer, there recently was a Saturday night light-middleweight boxing match between Daquan Arnett and Miguel Zuniga that took place in Sunrise, Florida. Quoting from Scott’s For the Win USA article,
“In the fifth round of the fight, after the two exchanged a flurry of punches, Zuniga told Arnett to come on and bring it. He waved his arms, encouraging Arnett to fight.
Seconds after the taunt, Arnett did and brought a left hook that caught a surprised Miguel right on the chin and knocked Zuniga to the ground. Zuniga was able to get up after the knockdown, says ESPN, but he was clearly dazed and the referee stopped the fight shortly thereafter.” (USA Today)
It reminded me a little of the exchange between Moses and the Pharaoh in chapter 5 of Exodus. Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “God says let my people go.” To which the Pharaoh responded, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.”
Pharaoh would continue to defy the Lord, sign after miraculous sign until finally at the loss of his own son, he relented only to change his mind and have his army and nation decimated in the Red Sea.
Let this be a little warning to you who are living a life in opposition to God’s power, thinking that you can handle whatever God can bring your way. Pharaoh learned and so did Miguel Zuniga, don’t ask a superior to bring it- you might be just looking up after being knocked down.
Scott, Nate. “Boxer Taunts Opponent, Promptly Gets Knocked Out.” Ftw.usatoday.com. USA Today, 4 June 2013. Web. 21 June 2013.
“But Pharaoh said, ‘Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.’ ”
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