Aaron Judge via MLB YouTube

New York Yankees slugger and right fielder Aaron Judge, who is on the cusp of breaking the American League home run record set by Roger Maris back in 1961, recently explained he tries to live his life by putting his faith in God.

Aaron Judge via MLB YouTube

Judge spoke with Daily Citizen where he revealed one of his favorite Bible verses is 2 Corinthians 5:7, which is “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

The verse is actually his banner photo for his Twitter profile.

Aaron Judge Twitter

Not only did he reveal it was one of his favorite Bible verses, but he explained he tries to live his life by it,”[I] try to live my life by it, and always trust the Man above and what He’s got in store for us.”

“We never know what’s around the corner, but if we have faith in Him, He will lead us in the right direction,” he added.

Aaron Judge via YESNetwork YouTube

Not only is Judge trying to live his life by the verse and put his trust in God, but he also recognizes that all his accomplishments come from God.

Back in 2014 he wrote on Twitter, “God gave you the talent, so always give Him the glory! Never forget that God gave you this opportunity!”

Aaron Judge Twitter

To that end he also knows to put God before yourself responding to a tweet from Athletes4Him writing that stated, “God > your problem. God’s timing > your timing. God’s plan > your plan.”

Judge replied, “So true!”

Aaron Judge Twitter

In that same vein, he recognizes that not everything will go your way and that there will be hardships in life, but he noted in July 2013, “God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

Aaron Judge Twitter

This idea was recently expounded on by Fr. Chad Ripperger in a discussion regarding demonic possession with Chris Stefanick on the Chris Stefanick show.

When asked why does God allow demonic possession, Fr Ripperger answered in part, “The reason why demons are allowed to inflict people is that ultimately they’re the instrument of our sanctification.”

He went on to explain, “God allows them into our life because by having to combat them we attain a level of virtue and sanctity that we wouldn’t. We would just be mediocre spiritually a lot of times.”

“In fact some of the holiest people I’ve ever met were people who they’re possessed, but then they start the spiritual battle, they start developing the virtue, and they become some of the holiest people I’ve met,” he elaborated.

Fr. Chad Ripperger via Augustine Institute – Catholic Church Explained YouTube

Judge has currently hit 60 homeruns this season with his 60th coming against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 20th.

Judge has eight more opportunities to tie and break Maris’ record. The Yankees close out their series against the Blue Jays on September 28th. Then they have a three game series against the Orioles beginning on September 30th. The team closes out the regular season with a four game series against the Texas Rangers including a double header on October 4th.

The Yankees became the American League East Champions after beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Tuesday, September 27th.

What do you make of how Judge tries to live his life? Do you think Judge will be able to tie and/or break Maris’ home run record?

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