Our world desperately needs models worth following. Authentic heroes. People of integrity whose lives inspire us to take God seriously, to follow His Word obediently, to pursue Christ passionately.
Thankfully, the Bible places before us a spiritual “hall of fame”—raw, uncensored, gritty stories of men and women sometimes soaring, often stumbling, through the incredible life of faith. They wrestled with sin, experienced God’s grace, struggled with weakness, and overcame by faith. Their inspiring biographies have been memorialised in Scripture, not simply because of their faith in God but because of God’s faithfulness to them.
These great lives from God’s Word not only provide realistic portraits for appreciation but also relevant principles for application.
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The Nineteenth Psalm is on my list of all-time greatest passages. The sweep and scope of its poetry is stunning – like the first time you see the Grand Canyon, or the Northern Lights, or a newborn baby. You are left slack-jawed and without adequate words. Read it with me as if with new eyes.
Step into the time tunnel with me and let’s travel together back to Uz (not like the wizard of, but like the land of). Wherever it was, Uz had a citizen who had the respect of everyone, because he was blameless, upright, God-fearing, and clean living. He had 10 children, lots of livestock, plenty of land, a houseful of servants, and a...