• A Closer Look at “Checkmate”
    Charles Morris • February 22, 2021

    THE CHESS GRANDMASTER’S DISCOVERY
    According to legend, and probably fact, the story goes like this. A chess grand master came upon this intriguing painting in the Louvre museum alongside other famous art such as the Mona Lisa.

    The grand mastered stared a long time at the chess board in the painting and finally noticed something surprising. The typical interpretation of the painting (that the devil had the man in “checkmate”) was incorrect.

    Though the devil seemed to be the obvious victor, he was in fact not winning. The man, who thought he was losing, was actually winning.

    According to the arrangement of the pieces left on the chess board, his king had one more move. This fateful move would make him the winner of the game.

    The grand master called the curator and determined that the title “Checkmate” did not fit the scene because the forlorn-looking player actually had the ability to defeat his opponent, though he didn’t realize it yet. His king had one more move.

    THE SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS
    Now think about the spiritual implications of this painting with me about what the grand master discovered.

    Repeatedly in Scripture, God assures his people that there is always a way of escaping situations that seem hopeless at the time.

    When the people of Judah were deported to Babylon because of their sinfulness, God revealed that a future day of release would come.
    Just as God provided water for the Israelites in the desert, he would also provide for them on their long trek homeward.

    A little boy in John 6 only had two fish and a few loaves of bread to feed thousands of people. It looked like checkmate, but our King had another move left! They collected 12 baskets of leftover food after the meal was served.

    In the Old Testament, Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions. It looked like checkmate, but our King had another move left and Daniel remained safe.

    In John 8, it looked like checkmate for a woman about to be killed by angry men with stones. But Jesus told the woman to go and not sin anymore.

    On Good Friday, the criminal next to Jesus on the cross thought it was the end, yet he still repented.

    So often in life, we consider the world to be a mess. With war, violence, a deadly pandemic, unemployment, struggling marriages, depression, isolation, and more … we can easily become disillusioned. People begin to feel lost. We look for direction but often end up on the wrong path. It looks like checkmate, but we need not fear—the game is not over.

    Our Creator God still has one move left! Our lives and future are in His hands. The Lord is the only King who can never be defeated.

    https://haventoday.org/blog/closer-look-checkmate/
    A Closer Look at “Checkmate” Charles Morris • February 22, 2021 THE CHESS GRANDMASTER’S DISCOVERY According to legend, and probably fact, the story goes like this. A chess grand master came upon this intriguing painting in the Louvre museum alongside other famous art such as the Mona Lisa. The grand mastered stared a long time at the chess board in the painting and finally noticed something surprising. The typical interpretation of the painting (that the devil had the man in “checkmate”) was incorrect. Though the devil seemed to be the obvious victor, he was in fact not winning. The man, who thought he was losing, was actually winning. According to the arrangement of the pieces left on the chess board, his king had one more move. This fateful move would make him the winner of the game. The grand master called the curator and determined that the title “Checkmate” did not fit the scene because the forlorn-looking player actually had the ability to defeat his opponent, though he didn’t realize it yet. His king had one more move. THE SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS Now think about the spiritual implications of this painting with me about what the grand master discovered. Repeatedly in Scripture, God assures his people that there is always a way of escaping situations that seem hopeless at the time. When the people of Judah were deported to Babylon because of their sinfulness, God revealed that a future day of release would come. Just as God provided water for the Israelites in the desert, he would also provide for them on their long trek homeward. A little boy in John 6 only had two fish and a few loaves of bread to feed thousands of people. It looked like checkmate, but our King had another move left! They collected 12 baskets of leftover food after the meal was served. In the Old Testament, Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions. It looked like checkmate, but our King had another move left and Daniel remained safe. In John 8, it looked like checkmate for a woman about to be killed by angry men with stones. But Jesus told the woman to go and not sin anymore. On Good Friday, the criminal next to Jesus on the cross thought it was the end, yet he still repented. So often in life, we consider the world to be a mess. With war, violence, a deadly pandemic, unemployment, struggling marriages, depression, isolation, and more … we can easily become disillusioned. People begin to feel lost. We look for direction but often end up on the wrong path. It looks like checkmate, but we need not fear—the game is not over. Our Creator God still has one move left! Our lives and future are in His hands. The Lord is the only King who can never be defeated. https://haventoday.org/blog/closer-look-checkmate/
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