Superhero or Supervillain? – Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it (Proverbs 3:27, ESV).

Did you know that you have superhero power? If you don’t know what your superhero power is, then read this verse from Proverbs over again!


If there is one superhero power better than all others, it’s certainly the power to do good! After all, isn’t “Good” what all superheroes are trying to accomplish with whatever superpower they have?

So, you have the greatest superpower of all superpowers–TO DO GOOD!

Doing good is the superhero power God gives you to enable you to repair a little piece of this broken world from time to time.

Unfortunately, as is the case with most superhero powers, doing good can be misused. Or, rather doing good can be left unused.

The dark side of this superpower of doing good is that you also have the power to withhold good when it should be appropriated:  “If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them” (James 4:17, NIV).

When you withhold the superpower to do good, then it becomes the superpower not to do good and the Bible says it becomes sinful behavior–like what a supervillain would do.

Then, if doing good is your superhero power, withholding good is your supervillain power!

So, superhero or supervillain?

Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. (Hebrews 13:16, NIV)

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