Proverbs 12:24 – The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; But the slothful shall be put under taskwork. (ASV)
Soma Yukihira is the leading character in the manga and anime Food Wars. This scene happens in the middle of the greatest cooking competition in the world, Blue. With hard work and determination, he finally got to get a return match against his rival Asahi Saiba. This is the person that defeated Soma’s father and took his knife. This is the person that has defeated every chef he came across up to this point in the manga.
At this moment he experienced a flashback when preparing his meal and thought about when he was doing work-study under Kojiro Shinomiya, a famous French chef. He then remembers the words above and I thought about scripture in Proverbs. It answers the question of how do you win a competition is great as this or any other great desire in life.
Proverbs 24:5 – A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,(ESV)
In our first part of Attacking Titans series, “Eren Yeager”, we learned that when we are up against the titans in our lives we must first declare and believe what we will accomplish. Speak to our demons and when we pray believe that God will carry us through. But that is the first part. The second part is to do what the character above does. Armin Arlert, out of the trio is the strategist and planner. Through all the reading of books with his grandfather he had a dream of leaving the city perimeter to see the ocean and hopefully.
It was revealed to Armin when they were cornered by the military how much his friends depended on his knowledge to get out of the situations they were in. For the end of the series he came up with a master plan that helped them immensely but I don want to give spoilers to those who have yet to watch or want to watch the series or read the manga. But as we see Armin succeed with knowledge the bible tells us that is as well. Continue reading “Attacking Titans – “Armin Artlert” – Proverbs 24:5”→
Proverbs 18:24 – One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. (NIV)
When it comes to friendship there’s no anime that comes to my mind more than Naruto. This is the story that follows the titular character Naruto Uzumaki. Naruto is a coming age story about a kid who was actually the hero of the village because he alone carries the weight of withholding the Nine-tails Fox Demon, Kurama inside his body. The problem is that since the people of the village remember the destruction that the Nine-tails Fox caused to the village they did not see him as a hero as his father wanted but as a monster. Yet through grit, perseverance, and great attitude he was able to find friends in his team led by his squad leader, Kakashi Hatake. Known as Cell Team 7, his team consisted of Sakura Haruno (his love interest), Sasuke Uchiha (his rival), and himself.
Through trials and tribulations Naruto have found that they are two sides of the same coin. They were both orphans and they both carried a large weight on their shoulders. However how they handled that weight varied and set them on a path that separated them. Sauske, in order to get stronger, left with the enemy Orochimaru. In all of the chaos Naruto made a promise, he will bring him back. Continue reading “I’ll Bring Him Back – Proverbs 18:24”→