[your choice: offense or defense?]

[your choice: offense or defense?]

On my way home last night, I overheard a conversation between two guys. I did not mean to eavesdrop, Chris Tomlin was singing softly in my ears, but they were talking loud enough for me to hear anyway.

Obviously there were two soccer matches and the guys were arguing who is cooler. They played on different teams in different games and the scores were 1:1 and 0:0.

At first I have thought, why all the argument? The 1:1 teams were cooler, they scored a goal. But then it dawned on me. The results were the same, basically. (Yes, I am aware that some teams are naturally better than others, but I am not taking that into account right now.)

One team had better offense, but their defense wasn’t perfect.

Another team had better defense, but their offense lacked in strength.

It made me think… which team would I want to be in?

I got my ideas, but I want to hear your thoughts first.

What would you prefer? Strong offense or good defense?

  • Why does it have to be either/or? Can't I be a rebel and pick both? 🙂

    So .. let me be serious for a moment and say that if I were using a biblical principle to answer this question, I would have to say Defense. This is based on the requests in the Lord's prayer (lead us not into temptation) and the fact that most of the elements of the spiritual armor in Ephesians are defensive in nature.

    I have heard that the best offense is a good defense.

    They can't beat you if they can't score on you.
    My recent post Failing Through the Cracks

    • haha. that's what a friend of mine usually says to the "or" questions… "YES." (he usually gets the look after that) 😀

      yep, your thoughts reflected mine. and so agree on that "the best offense is a good defense"

  • My first thought was both. They say good pitching beats good hitting. but good defense has caused the best team to flounder. So i will beg off with both and agree with Tony and James.

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  • I would have said offense because I am one to want to take a step of faith and go, but after reading Tony's response I am thinking…

  • now you're talking about something i can enjoy, zee. i don't choose offense or defense. rather i'm going to go with ball possession. control. it eliminates much of the need for defense and creates space in which to play offense.

    i always cheer for the team who can keep possession of the ball.

    • hmm, interesting point, James! thanks 🙂

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