Think about Jesus. You were all called by God. God sent Jesus to us, and he is the high priest of our faith. - Hebrews 3:1 ICB
Have you ever heard of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday? They were famous gunslingers in America’s Wild, Wild West of the 1800s. Through the years, books and Hollywood movies have made them out to be heroes. However, new studies reveal that they may not have been heroes at all.
That’s just the opposite of what happens with many Bible heroes. The Bible tells us about flawed people who ended up being used by God for good things.
As biblical heroes go, Moses stands tall. We tend to forget that he was a murderer and a reluctant leader who once directed a rant at God: “What did I do to deserve the burden of all these people?” (Numbers 11:11 NLT).
Not very heroic of Moses! Yet the Bible book of Hebrews says: “Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later” (Hebrews 3:5 NLT). He rescued a whole nation of God’s people (in the Exodus).
Real heroes point to the Hero who never disappoints. “Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses” (v. 3 NLT). He’s the one who can turn you and me from a sinner into a person God can use for His glory. Isn’t that what you want?
If you are looking for a Christian hero from the twentieth century, here are some you could read about: Jim Elliot, Corrie ten Boom, C. S. Lewis, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Just You and God
“Lord, when I’m playing ball or riding bikes with my friends or building Legos, is there a way to do that for your glory? I hope so. I’m going to try.”