The heart of the Bible is not about emulating heroes.
It’s about convicting you about, Jesus, the hero you need.
From Aaron Earles:
If we are honest we are ourselves, we can easily find ourselves in the pages of the Bible—just not among the heroes.
We are the failures, the rejects, the idolaters, the sinful, the prideful, the villains. But that’s the most wonderful part. God hasn’t called us to be the hero, only to follow the One who actually is.
Christ is the true hero and even the real protagonist. He’s the One on which all of history turns. He’s the One to which all of Scripture points.
And in His being the hero, He has laid down his life for us. Even though we didn’t deserve. Even while we were sinners. Even with us being the villain to His Hero.
The gospel frees us to read God’s word—not anxiously searching for how our life matches the hero of the passage, but thankful that even though you don’t measure up to a heroic standard God loves you regardless and has sent His Son to redeem you anyway.
The good news of the gospel is that you aren’t the hero of the story and you don’t have to be.
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