Our Hero

Psalm 45:4, In Your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let Your right hand teach You awesome deeds!

Every story has a hero. The story is about the hero. Often when we read Scripture, we think we are the main character of the story. We could build monuments to our narcissism. God is the protagonist of this story; He is the hero. We might be the focal point of God’s actions, but that makes us the direct object of the story, not the subject.

The psalmist recognises this. God is the hero of Israel. Not Israel’s human king, and certainly not the people, but the true King of Israel—God Almighty. He alone provides victory. He reigns with truth, meekness, and righteousness.

As the hero of the story, God entered the fray of humanity in Jesus Christ. He entered enemy lines and suffered and died for us. We are the damsel in distress, and Christ defeated the dragon and saved His bride the Church. This life is not about us, for we belong to God, not to ourselves. We are not the heroes of God’s story; we are the peasants in distress under the tyranny of the Devil. But Christ our King destroyed His dominion over us, “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

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