MARCH ONTO MATURITY – Duke Jeyaraj Bible Devo post India-South Africa Group Game in 2019 Cricket World Cup

Rohit Sharma’s 23rd-ODI hundred and his slowest ever (it came in 128 balls) versus South Africa in India’s first game in the World Cup 2019 had a stamp of maturity. With K Rabada letting it rip, he instantly knew that it was not going to be easy this seemingly small target of 230 odd that South Africa set for India following some super bowling by India’s Bumrah and Chahal. New batsmen would find batting tough, Rohit gathered from his mature assessment of conditions in the middle. So he stayed put. He nearly got hit in his groin as the South African pace battery bowled menacingly. He got beaten repeatedly. He was dropped on 1. But he carried on. Having made more than 50% India’s runs in the match, he stayed till the winning runs were scored. Rohit was like the men of Issachar the Bible talked about “…who understood the times and knew what Israel should do…” (I Chron. 12:32). God’s will is that we as believers all grow into maturity (Eph. 4:13). Don’t be a kiddish Christian, expecting an easy life. – Duke Jeyaraj.

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. This is a listener/reader supported Indian ministry. Find out more at Like Duke’s ministry page –

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Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his flat, during his spare time! He could have been a cricket commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around cricket magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher since 2008 putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore [M. Div & Doctor of Ministry]. Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (16) and Datasha (12) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin and calls Hyderabad, India, his adopted home. Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout [if you are the reading plain text type], [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation]).

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