Manny's new found interest, bible study, is both a bane and a boon for his boxing career.
It is good enough in the sense that through it he was able to turn his back from some of his well-known vices namely **** fighting, gambling and womanizing which were his distractions in the past. On the other hand one can claim that immersing in the study of the bible is also time consuming and softens the heart and will to mete on one's opponent the punishment that will ensure a decisive, effective and fan-satisfying result.
The way his camp has been going on in recent fights, Manny will lose this one. The rematch, as it will be stipulated in the contract, will be different because by then he will be very focused. Uncle Bob likes this. Floyd likes it. Maybe Manny likes it too. It is all about the benjamins.
The Bible study can be ominous.
I can take most of the criticisms and speculations on Manny Pacquiao but not and never about where the Holy Bible is being dismiss of its perfect gift to human life.
I am surprised that the Bible was regarded in this post as I quoted, a distraction to a person's career that in the case of Manny Pacquiao, his boxing career. Though a see the poster as objective, nothing and there is simply nothing greater than knowing the wisdom of God through his words. His word is your bread of life, the path leading to a righteous life.
If Manny will lose his fight to Bradley due to his love knowing the Word of God then so be it, as nothing greater of a victory than coming to Christ and knowing His heart.
But then again God always has His ways to embarrass those unbelievers and people who tend to dismiss the great benefit of studying the Word. Therefore, I have no hesitation to say that Manny Pacquiao will come out victorious against Tim Bradley this June.
What a way having the blessing from God this time around to remain relentless and technically-skilled atop the ring. The Bible will change Manny's heart of the righteous way of helping people's lives, but not of his current profession which is boxing, because it is written man will find ways to help himself through hard labor that when done before God's glory shall be blessed to reap prosperity and success. There is nothing in the bible that condemns physical sports that in fact it encourages dedication, hard training to come out victorious.
Manny Pacquiao with his adherence knowing the word of God simply made him a complete fighter both physically and spiritually. His objective in the ring is to hurt just enough to win and not to hurt to kill. We may say that it is going to be hard for Manny to know if his hard punches would not kill or create severe damage to his opponent, but that is where God's blessings to Manny will come out. God shall take care of Manny's opponent to get hurt just enough to lose and not to be killed or seriously hurt.
In due time, Manny should relinquish his boxing career as God would not always glorify a profession that promotes physical beating. If Manny remains faithful to the word, God shall just use boxing for Manny for his glory then lead him to the path of glorifying God's name to the people who admire him.
Each of us has been provided by God a path to know and preach His glory.