Our first “swapping” will be on Bible characters. We know that the Bible is concentrated on the wonderful person of Christ as the main character.
There are also examples of godly people in the Bible. So the question is this: who is your favorite Christ-like character in the Bible? Why is that person your favorite? Please comment below and let me know! If someone else has the same “favorite” that’s okay. Put your comment anyway, because it’s special.
Since I couldn’t decide on one character, I allowed myself the liberty of listing three:
Joshua. A warrior. His name means “Yaweh is Salvation”. Joshua lived up to his name, because all the victories he had in battle were not by military might, but because God granted him victories when he obeyed and had faith in His command.
Joshua is a type of Christ, or a representation of Christ. I like what my New Open Bible explains it.
Please read this short note:
“In his role of triumphantly leading his people into their possessions, he (Joshua) foreshadows the One who will bring “many sons to glory” (Heb. 2:10). Joshua succeeds Moses and wins the victory unreached by Moses. Christ will succeed the Mosaic Law and win the victory unreachable by the Law (John 1:17, Rom. 8:2-4…)”
David. I love the psalms. They are so comforting to the soul, and a great inspiration for most songs I wrote for our music ministry. David was the one after God’s own heart. He is also a type of Christ. The long sufferings David went through before he became king are an example of the sufferings of Christ. He was the Messianic king, a forerunner of the perfect Holy King.
The Apostle Paul. The theologian of grace. I like all the doctrinal epistles he wrote, and especially the book of Romans. I like the fact that he was very capable of defending the Gospel, or doing apologetics.
So I shared with you some of my favorite Bible characters. Now it’s your turn. Let the swapping begin! Answer the questions above in your comments, and feel free to share a lot of details.
I like details.
You may have wondered why I didn’t choose Rebekah as a favorite character. *grin* I didn’t even have to mention her because I naturally like her as my namesake- everyone named after Bible characters does, right?