You call yourself a hero, do you? Why boast about this crime of yours, you who have disgraced God's people? All day long you plot destruction. Your tongue cuts like a sharp razor; you're an expert at telling lies. You love evil more than good and lies more than truth. You love to say things that harm others, you liar! But God will strike you down once and for all. He will pull you from your home and drag you from the land of the living. Psalm 52: 1-5 NLT
So, how do you define a hero?
Is it someone who commits crimes? Does a hero disgrace those who follow God?
Would you say that a hero plots destruction or tells lies? Does a hero harm others by what he or she says (and enjoys it at the same time)?
Obviously not. So, why would someone call themselves a hero when they do these things? Are they disillusioned? Mentally ill? Incredibly full of themselves?
I happen to know many Christians who always make themselves into heroes, whether they fit the definition or not. It seems to me that they have put themselves rather than God into the center of life. Instead of praising and glorying God, they come off praising and glorifying themselves.
And I can't say I have not done the same. What about you?
God, you are the hero. I am not. Let me remember always your saving grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims