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Another Sidekick Felling Giants

March 9, 2012

Sidekicks can inspire other sidekicks too, y’know, not just heroes. Take Spidey’s little-known tiny sidekick, seen here confronting an army of evil:

It just looks like Little Spidey is merely talking to the bad guys, doesn’t it? But when your Hero is the Lord Jesus, His words are all a sidekick needs! No matter how little I am. Even my Hero Jesus used His Father’s words against the immortal enemy, Satan, in His trial in the wilderness. And Jesus Himself is the Living Word – the Logos of God, the Father’s word sent in flesh, small and born under the Law in the tyranny of Rome.

He is my example. And Little Spidey knows the Sidekick’s best weapon: The word of God.

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God,
2 Timothy 1:7-9

And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
Revelation 12:10-12

We have His own testimony, the testimony of the Apostles, of history, the testimony of nature itself, the Church, and of course, our own testimony of His mighty and gracious work in our own lives. Sure our enemies might kill the body, but we overcome both now and in the world to come, by the word of our testimony.

What’s your testimony? What do you tell the armies of evil when they try to coerce you through fear, or guilt (illegitimate for the Redeemed – Christians are not guilty!), or deceit? Share it here with a comment!

The Lord’s own little Sidekick,


A Look in the Mirror

March 7, 2012
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The knowledge of God is a lot more than just “learning stuff about God.” It’s also a look at ourselves. And of course, it’s always humbling (or at least it should be)!

For example: When we learn from Scripture that God knows everything – every thought and intention of our hearts, every imagination, every desire – does that knowledge scare us? Or does it comfort us? Or make us angry? Our own reaction to the truth shows us who we are and “where we’re at” spiritually.

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. James 1:22-24

A hearer but not a doer? How can any of us really be doers of the word? Especially the book of James, wow. James beats the crap out of me every time I read his book. But I have discovered one way in which I can avoid being a “hearer only.” And it’s overcoming a habit I started years ago in which I treated bible reading as a religious duty instead of a privilege and pleasure to feed upon! Y’see, if bible reading is my religious duty, then I have “done my duty” merely by reading it. So first of all, bible reading is a good and smart and godly thing to do, but a complete waste of time if it becomes a religious obligation. Secondly, it’s only interpreted properly by reading it with the intention of doing what it says!

And you know it is having an effect when the knowledge that God knows your every secret thought actually brings you comfort and joy instead of terror and self hatred. Okay? He knows all that and still loves me anyway! He knows all that and wants to renew my mind and actually fix all that broken, wicked stuff. This is another reason why I love my Hero, and another way in which He lets me participate in His awesome deeds.