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A Heart Lesson From The Lion King

Posted: Sunday, November 15

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Ezekiel 31:1-32:32
Hebrews 12:14-29
Psalm 113:1-114:8
Proverbs 27:18-20 


Verse of the day:

As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. (Proverbs 27:19)

Growing up as a 90’s kid, I loved The Lion King. I slightly remember seeing it in theaters, and verified with my dad that I did. My wife and I saw the live show that was in Milwaukee earlier this year. It’s a super good story and one that defined my childhood. One of today’s Proverbs reminded me of a key scene from the movie. It’s Simba seeing his reflection in the water coming to the realization that he is more than what he sees himself as. Here’s the clip (the main part is at 1:00-1:45): 

Who are you? Really, at your core, who are you? What kind of person are you? Are you kind? Rude? Insecure? Sneaky? Sweet? Whoever you are, your heart is the most determining scale. In Simba’s case, he looked into the water to see that he wasn’t just some worthless vagabond who should eat insects all day, but rather he was destined to be the King of Pride Rock. No matter what your current heart status is, whether good or bad, it is meant to be so much more.


In this clip, Mufassa tells his son Simba, “You have forgotten who you are, and so have forgotten me.” You are a child of the Most High God. You were created in His image, in His likeness, with His tender care. You are saved by grace, not by anything you have done. Until we accept this destiny and let our hearts reflect who we were created to be, we will never reach our full potential and instead continue to repeat our mistakes. If you know in your heart that you are not in a good place, repent, give it to God, and make the necessary changes. If you’re in the prime of your walk as a Christian, continue to let your heart be ruled and transformed by God! Our hearts tell us who we really are. Do what you must to be who you were created to be.