Psalm 24:8-10—Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.
As a part of growing up, kids learn life by watching other people live it and then trying it themselves. In other words, we are who we are in part from the examples set by others. The same is true in the life of a Christian. We must have godly examples to follow that help shape our spiritual lives.
What better example to follow than that of the only sinless man who ever walked the earth? Jesus Christ—God incarnate—lived a life of spiritual, moral, and intellectual perfection. He simply did not sin in any way possible or plausible. Furthermore, He never backed down from an enemy. Considering the fact that He took the keys of death, hell, and the grave from Satan, I’d say God is “one bad motor scooter.” When you storm the gates of your enemy’s lair, grab him by the throat, and take the keys to his house, I think that qualifies you as mighty.
So, when longing for a hero, look no further than the most heroic individual there ever will be—God. He is Creator of the universe, King of all kings, alpha and omega, the Lord strong in battle. It’s a no-brainer. There is no one greater than God. That’s why they call Him “Almighty.”
Even everyday screw-ups like you and I can be mighty warriors if we follow His lead.
Prayer for today:
I need a hero. I don’t know how to fight the enemy and win. Every time I try, I fail. Help me to follow Your example. Help me to look the devil in the eye and not back down. Give me a holy boldness to fight the good fight. Thank You for giving me power from on high so that I can be mighty like You.
Make the enemy back up. The Bible tells us to resist the devil and he must flee (James 4:7). Put Satan in his place: behind you!