When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student, Peter Parker gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family. Well if you haven’t already guessed it, the movie whose synopsis is given above is ‘Spiderman’. The tagline in the movie is ‘With great power comes great responsibility’, which is what Ben, Peter’s uncle upon being shot, tells Peter as his last words.
Apropos this well recognized tagline, the Bible has something to say as well. Acts 4:33 reads “And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all”. With great power does come the great responsibility of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), which is to be the apostles (messengers sent forth) of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, but unlike the Spiderman tagline, it doesn’t end there. According to the Bible, with great power comes great responsibility AND great grace. A grace that is sufficient for each one of us (2 Corinthians 12:9) as we take on our responsibility with the power of the Spirit of Jesus (Galatians 4:6) a.k.a the Holy Spirit of God sent in the Name of Jesus (Acts 1:8; John 14:26), with whom we can do anything, as He gives us the strength to. (Philippians 4:13).
With great power comes great responsibility and great grace.
Acts 4:33 (KJV)
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
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