What if your nation’s hero were God? In today’s reading (Psalms 78-79), we get a lengthy review of what God did for Israel in spite of her failures and rebellions. There were good times and bad but God remained faithful to His covenant and to His character.
Modern pluralistic democracies don’t have official religions, but that does not stop disciples of Jesus Christ from worshiping God and holding Him as our personal hero. Be sure He is enshrined in your heart, even though He doesn’t get recognized in your nation’s history. We are citizens of another kingdom.
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself” Philippians 4:20-21.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].