Thursday, January 5, 2017

Job 17:9 -- On Being Clean and Superheroic

"The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger."
Job 17:9

Sometimes we get it into our heads that sin and bad stuff is more exciting or cool than being good, and that good is just holding us back.  Truth is, though, just like this verse implies, when we are clean and righteous, that's the beginning of our superpowers, and the more we stay clean, and stick to God's path, the stronger we get.  Sin is our kryptonite, messing us up, making us weak and unable to think clearly.  It turns us into something less than we are meant to be.

Today, let's remember that good is much more cool and interesting than bad, if we stick with it.  Developing our spiritual senses and identities might not seem superheroish at first, but the more we learn from God, the more possible it is to become like him, and God is the ultimate, matchless superhero.  Our job, should we choose to accept it, is to go out and help save the world, save the mayor, save the princess, and everyone else.  God is there to help us, granting us the power and the possibility--teaching us to live up to our super, divine, potential.  We won't get there quickly, but as we listen and learn and stay clean and worthy of the companionship of the spirit, we will gain strength, learn more, and become powerful enough to change the world and make a difference for good in the lives of others.  We will be able to become everything good that we've dreamed of.  We just have to hold on our way: keep learning and growing and staying clean.  Then we will become the superheroes that we have the potential to be.

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