Your post made me think of a number of things. How do we determine which person playing ball is wicked? Also, how to you determine if ball playing does not glorify God? Is it because of the nature of playing ball? Is it evil period?Spiritblade Disciple wrote: ↑Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:29 pmI don't think there's an explicit command, but it is implicit in the definition of sin, missing the mark. Any ball thrown shy of perfection misses the mark of perfection. Furthermore, most pitchers aren't playing ball to glorify God. And, just as the plowing of the wicked is sin, so is the ball playing of the wicked.
Here is another question, does posting on this forum glorify God? Are we doing evil because we partake of posting on these discussion points? How are they glorifying God? We make many mistakes here.
I agree the plowing of the wicked is sin, but that is the wicked plowing and not the righteous plowing. Whatever the wicked does would likely be sin, because they are wicked. They follow satan and sin.
What if the righteous man makes a mistake and plows a crooked row? He may look at re-plowing the row, or he may look at it later after the crop is coming up and say to himself, how did I get that row so crooked? The crooked row does not make him evil.
Consider the mistake Paul made by not doing what the Spirit told him, yet, nothing indicates he was wicked because of it. The Spirit actually came to him later as needed.
I think we should pause and ponder the spirit and nature of sin in the wicked. Dake had interesting notes that he actually believed sin was a spirit. I don't recall the note at the moment, but certainly made it interesting study.