What Defines You?


What Defines You?

“…It’s not who you are underneath, but it’s what you do that defines you.” These words seem to be a prominent philosophy in our society. But are they true? When looking to the truth of God’s Word, is it more about who we are rather than what we do that defines an individual?

The quote above comes from Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins. As Bruce Wayne is acting foolishly, he stumbles upon his old friend, Rachel Dawes. If change will come to Gotham City, she claims, then he must act radically different than a foolish playboy. “Rachel, all this, it’s not me. Inside, I am more,” Bruce says. Rachel responds,

Bruce, deep down you may still be that same great kid you used to be. But it’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.

In Rachel’s eyes, your worth is only found in your actions, not in what lies in your heart — and the two are entirely separate. Your value doesn’t depend on your character or matters of the heart, she seems to be saying, but only in what you do. Scripture, on the other hand, states otherwise. …Read More.