Superheroes are able to help the endangered and the frightened because they understand they answer to a higher power.
Our hero status is not dependent on our human might, power, or even our human spirit, because it is by the power of His Spirit. Because we are called to be transcendent and superhuman, it’s time we acted the part. Life in the Spirit means we no longer give way to the base actions and emotions that tether us to our own strength and striving. Nor can we allow the enemy entrance through our actions.
“For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?” (1 Corinthians 3:3, ESV)
Do you hear this? Acting human isn’t large enough to steward what is inside of you. We actually behave in a superhuman way when we eliminate jealousy and strife from the equation of our life. We supersede the fleshly norm when we choose to walk in one accord.
Superheroes are able to help the endangered and frightened because they understand they answer to a higher power. Imagining that any of us can be a hero in our own strength will not take us very far. God is our power source and we are accountable to the one who empowers us and who has granted us the privilege of sharing His name, Jesus.