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Image-Reflecting: True Heroes

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Psalm 15

1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
   Who may live on your holy mountain?
2 Those whose walk is blameless,
   who do what is righteous,
   who speak the truth from their hearts;
3 who have no slander on their tongues,
   who do their neighbors no wrong,
   who cast no slur on others;
4 who despise those whose ways are vile
   but honor whoever fears the LORD;
   who keep their oaths even when it hurts;
5 who lend money to the poor without interest
   and do not accept bribes against the innocent.
   Whoever does these things
   will never be shaken.

Who is your hero? Time for a Bible hero quiz! Can you name the Bible people who did the following?

__________1. She laughed when God said that she would have a baby. (Gen. 18: 10-15)

__________2. He had a man killed so that he could marry that man's wife.(2 Samuel 11)

__________3. He killed an Egyptian man and then ran away to another country.(Exodus 2: 11-15)

__________4. They ate the one food that God had told them not to eat.(Gen. 3: 1-6)

__________5. He pretended not to know Jesus three times in the same night.(Luke 22: 54-62)

How did you do? Sarah laughed because she thought she was too old for God to think she could have a baby. King David sent Uriah to the front of a war, where he was sure to be killed. Then David could marry Uriah's wife, Bathsheba. Moses saw an Egyptian beating an Israelite so he killed the Egyptian. Then Moses ran for his life. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden and yet could not resist doing the one thing God commanded them not to do. Peter denied knowing Jesus three times on the night before Jesus was crucified.

All of these people are Bible heroes. God loved and used each one of them for great things. None of them were perfect. Their whole stories-the good and the bad-are in the Bible for us. Why? So that we will know that no one is perfect, apart from God. So that we will know God is not afraid of our mistakes. So that we may follow their examples and be heroes of our Christian faith too.

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