‘I am Tiger Woods’ is a popular slogan repeated by several kids in a Nike commercial. Given Woods’ recent transgressions that phrase is even more true today. Except the adults are missing.
It’s true, as I mentioned in Tiger Woods and the cross, he is just like the rest of us. I am not talking about the money or the golf. I am talking about the transgressions. The sin.
Woods’ sin might look different in manifestation than yours, but your sin is still sin. Even the slogan ‘I am Tiger Woods’ can push people to idolatry and covetousness.
How many still idolize and covet Woods’ golfing ability? Business success? Money? How many, married or not, would gladly add Woods’ recent transgressions as a notch in their belts?
What he did to his family was terrible. His sins before God are worse as are all of ours. Paul tells us in Galatians what these sins look like.
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. [Galatians 5:19-21, ESV]
Woods’ sins are fodder for the world. They sell and may never go away in his life time or after. Your sins are fodder on a different scale, but no less. You are Tiger Woods. Repent and turn to Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
I am Tiger Woods.