Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Heroes" London Blog #6

From Olympic athletes to famous celebrities, we all admire someone whose hard work, character and achievements command our respect. And although they deserve our respect, it is important to remember that our heroes are still human. They have hang ups and heartaches. They experience failure as well as success. So let's keep flesh and bone on the people we admire, otherwise we run the risk of putting unrealistic expectations on who they are as people. A fine line falls between admiring them and idolizing them. To admire them is to hold them in high esteem, but to idolize them is to hold them in a position so powerful that we start worshipping them. So let's let our heroes be human. Instead of praising them, let's pray for them instead. In Ephesians 6:18 we read, "Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."

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