Heroes: New Testament In A Month — DAY 14

Today, June 18 — Philemon 1-25, Heb. 1:1-13:25

I loved super heroes as a kid. Many a summer day was spent reading about the adventures of Spiderman, the Fantastic Four, and Conan the Barbarian, just to name a few. Even today, it’s hard to pass up a blockbuster movie like Iron Man when it hits the silver screen.

But passages like the one below remind me about character and accomplishment that truly deserves to be celebrated:

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
(Hebrews 11:32-34 ESV)

The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is crowded with great men and women of faith. But throughout the book, it is Jesus Christ who is the ultimate hero. He’s greater than angels, Abraham, Moses and Melchizedek. He’s the mediator of a better covenant, and the perfect sacrifice to pay the price for our sins.

The name of Jesus is above every name. He is my hero.

Monday, June 21 — Luke 1:1-7:50

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