Everyone Needs a Hero
Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty. In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds. (Psalm 45:3-4, NIV)
What does a hero look like? Our Lord left us the perfect blueprint to follow: Himself. As we reflect upon these prophetic words foreshadowing victory of Christ, we arm ourselves for the spiritual battle we are in. One day Jesus will return for His beloved bride, the Church, robed in majesty and splendor. Until then, we must be His heroes in this world.
What does a hero do? She girds her sword like Jesus did. One of the original Hebrew definitions for gird is “appointed, restrain on every side.” We are appointed in the full authority of the name of Jesus to wield our sword.
The use of the word sword in Psalm 45:3 is feminine. Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordancedefines it as such: "a feminine noun meaning a sword, a knife, a cutting tool. Warriors are referred to as those drawing the sword."
Sisters, make no mistake. Swords are feminine, and women are warriors. We daughters must brandish our swords with a flourish. We have been chosen to defend truth in humility and righteousness. May our lips display His awesome deeds as we live fruitful lives for Christ. Let’s gird our sword on behalf of those who need our Hero.
How does thinking of yourself as a hero for Christ change your mindset? How can you be a hero for someone today?
Strong, James, LL.D., S.T.D. Expanded Edition Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance. Chattanooga: AMG Publishers, 2004.
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