Thursday, May 26, 2011

Do you think you are the hero

Do you think you are the hero? Are you the champion going out there are fighting the good fight. Are you going to save the planet, are you going to save your friends, are you going to save the country, the constitution, and the American Way? And are you doing it all for Jesus?

That's a shame.

I'm a miserable wretch. I slug along doing what is given to me as best I can. I strive to be good... and fail.

It is a good thing that Jesus is determined to be the hero for me, to suffer and die and win me salvation.

He does it for me.

Even "my works"... I'm simply His workmasnship... even the good that I do, that's actually what He does for me.

He's the Hero. He's the one that does things for you. Any thoughts that flip that around are arrogant, self-centered, and ultimately bound to bring failure and dispair. You can never, never do enough "for Jesus."

He already has done everything for you.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Why are you always so down on yourself?

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

Because, I have read the Scriptures and I believe what they say. =o)

Indeed, I rejoice in what they say, for while I am weak, He, Christ Jesus, is strong for me.

Daniel said...

Hey, dude, are you Michael Brown's kid? That would be awesome to have a dad like that.

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

Nope - I'm Greg Brown's kid -- and it's pretty awesome to have a dad like that.

I'll always have more hair than him - that's pretty spiffy.