True Heroes

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

In the midst of a psalm focusing on God’s faithfulness, David paused to reflect on particular people whom he admired, who had been a blessing in his life. These were his “true heroes.”

He knew that some appeared to prosper by chasing “after other gods.” But David was not fooled: “I will not take part in their sacrifices of blood or even speak the names of their gods.” Instead, he focused anew on pleasing and obeying God.

David realized that he could trust God and commit everything to Him, confident that He would “guard all that is mine.” He remembered the many ways He had blessed and provided for him, giving him “a wonderful inheritance!”

Through every experience, David sought to serve God: “I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.” He knew that God always was with Him. Because He was “right beside me,” David knew he would “not be shaken.”

He could rejoice, be glad, and rest in safety. In fact, he knew that God would show him “the way of life” and grant him the joy of His presence. He would experience “the pleasures of living with you forever.”

How interesting that, in the context of this focus on God, David interjected comments about his “true heroes.” These were the people in whom he took pleasure, who provided examples for him to follow. People God used in his life.

As you think about your life, have there been people who have been particularly important to you? People who have modeled what it means to serve God? Who have been positive examples for you?

Make sure to show appreciation for these “heroes” of the faith. And seek to be a hero to others. Live in such a way that others see Jesus in you and want to follow your example.