Do you ever wish you could be like the heroic men and women of the Bible but think that you cannot because they are different than you?
[Gary Petty] We just finished producing a Beyond Today program called, “Lord, Help Me Believe”. And we talk about some of the things that keep us from having real faith in God. And one of the points that we talk about is the “hero fallacy”. Here’s where we look at the great men and women of the Bible, and we say, “Well, yeah, they had faith, but we can’t be like them. I mean, somehow they’re different than us,” – not realizing that the stories are there to really be studied to realize they’re just like us. They had doubts, they had problems, they struggled, but in their weaknesses, we see God’s greatness.
So next time you think, “I don’t know, I wish I could be like the people in the Bible but they’re different than me,” just remember the hero fallacy. Remember that in your weakness, we can see God’s greatness, if you just trust in Him.
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