Super Powers – Today’s Youth Devotion

Super Powers

Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 32:1-4

How glorious is our God! He is the Rock; his work is perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is! Deuteronomy 32:3-4

DO YOU THINK Superman and Batman became superheroes by accident? Do you think they just woke up one morning in a cape and tights? No, sir. Like all superheroes, they had to pass the SAT first (Superhero Aptitude Test). Would you like to be a superhero, too? Take the following test and see if you qualify:

1. If you could be a superhero, who would you choose to be?

□ Superman □ Spider-Man
□ Batman □ A Power Ranger
□ The Tick □ Other __________

2. If you could have your own super powers, which ones would you choose?

□ ability to fly □ ability to shoot lasers
□ super strength □ ability to shrink or grow
□ ability to shoot spider webs □ ability to _________

3. If you could use your super powers any way you wanted, would you

□ defend the oppressed and downtrodden?
□ go all over the world doing good?
□ use your powers to steal all the money in the world?
□ use your powers to become really popular?
□ fight for truth and justice?
□ fight for better school lunches?
□ other _____________

Now, simply mail your completed Superhero Aptitude Test to the Planet XR37 and allow eighteen thousand light years for delivery of the results.

Actually, the Superhero Aptitude Test won’t get you a gig as the next comic book hero; but it may reveal a thing or two about you, just as God’s super powers-and the ways he uses them-reveal something about him. He uses his powers to promote justice, because he is just and fair. And because he is just, it is always right for us to be just.

REFLECT: While you don’t have super powers, do you use the powers you do possess (intelligence, for example, or physical health) to accomplish good things (like justice)? Or do you use your “powers” mostly for selfish purposes? Does the use of your “powers” reveal anything about your character?

PRAY: Use the Scripture reading above as the basis for a prayer of praise. (For example, “0 God, how glorious you are! You are my Rock.”)