When it comes to sports, there are a lot of different opinions out there about what is considered acceptable and what isn’t. For some people, football is a perfectly fine activity that doesn’t raise any red flags. However, for others, football may be something that they feel is not in line with their faith. So what does the Bible say about football? The short answer is that the Bible doesn’t mention football specifically. There are no verses that talk about whether or not Christians should participate in this sport. However, there are some principles in Scripture that could be applied to this situation. For example, 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” This verse reminds us that everything we do should be done for God’s glory and not our own. Therefore, if we are going to play football (or any sport), we should make sure that our motives are pure and that we are doing it as an act of worship to God. In addition, Philippians 4:8 instructs us to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. This passage gives us some guidelines for how we should think about the things we allow into our minds—and ultimately our lives. If playing football causes us to focus on things that aren’t honorable or excellent, then maybe it isn’t something we should be pursuing. Ultimately, each person will need to prayerfully consider whether or not playing football is something they feel comfortable with. There is no “right” answer when it comes to this decision. We each have freedom in Christ to make choices based on what we believe is best for us personally.