A True Nimrod

Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was the first heroic warrior on earth. Since he was the greatest hunter in the world, his name became proverbial. People would say, “This man is like Nimrod, the greatest hunter in the world.” – Genesis 10:8-9


Who or what defines your life? Is it God or this world?

According to the biblical record, Nimrod was a name that symbolized manly power and skillful hunting. Yet, also according to this world, Nimrod is sometimes a term of derision, implying incompetence, stupidity, or foolishness. One definition of Nimrod originates in the Word of God. The other comes from a Bugs Bunny cartoon! Bugs often called Elmer Fudd (his protagonist) “Nimrod” as a way of ridiculing his hunting skills. Thus, at least in American culture, the name “Nimrod” eventually became a way to ridicule another or put another person down.

Now, let me ask you again, who or what defines your life? Is it this worldly culture that seeks to ridicule everyone and every effort to succeed or is it God who desires to give you His life … the One who desires to make you a “heroic warrior.” Who (or what) is keeping you from being the person God desires you to be?

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley

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