- Oklahoma received a transfer commitment from offensive lineman McKade Mettauer on Monday.
- To announce his decision, Mettauer used a Bible verse that has nothing to do with his commitment.
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Former University of California-Berkeley offensive lineman McKade Mettauer has announced he is transferring to Oklahoma. However, to do this, he used a Bible verse completely out of context.
Mettauer, a three-star freshman out of high school, is 6-foot-4, 305 pounds and has played all 29 possible games in the past three seasons with the Golden Bears since joining in 2019. He earned All-Pac-12 the second-team honors in 2021 and brings his talents to Norman.
However, the manner in which he announced his transfer was not particularly acute.
Mettauer used a Bible verse, Esther 4:14, as accompanying text for his graphic. This verse is completely inapplicable.
The verse, in fact, speaks of a woman, Esther, finding herself in a very difficult position.
The Bible scripture of the NIV reads:
“For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will come from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? »
This verse was said to Esther, who was able to save her people, the Jews, from death. But, if she were to follow through on her plans to step in and intervene, she was putting her own life in danger because of the laws of the day.
Esther was hesitant, but she trusted that God would place her sovereignly in this position. She believed she was meant to do what needed to be done.
The verse has absolutely nothing to do with Mettauer’s decision on where to pursue his college football career. But here we are.