Scripture in the Morning #26
A long while ago now a simple question was raised. Who are we?
A summary of where we have been…
We are not what we do, say, or think.
Our opinions do not define us. In fact, we do not determine who we are at all.
Who we are is defined by God and described in His Word.
We were in sin, in darkness, hopeless, helpless, lost and deservedly hell-bound. We were no different than anyone else in this respect. We are all equally guilty and in need of grace.
We were transferred by Grace from darkness into the Light of Christ. God caused us to be Born Again. He implanted God the Holy Spirit in us and caused us to believe in Christ. We were thus saved, forgiven, and eternally blessed by Grace and Grace alone. We contributed nothing. God did it all.
All believers were the same prior to being saved by Grace, were saved by the same Savior in the same way for the glory of God. We are not morally superior to anyone else.
We, as saved people, were placed into the Kingdom of God in Christ and given a purpose – to be a vessel of blessing in His Hands as a people who the Lord works through to spread His love into the world.
We are not of this world – but we are sent into the world to be a vessel of blessing – as the Lord produces good works in and through us for our benefit and the benefit of those around us.
We are a people who must credit God and His Grace in Christ for all the good that is in us and that is worked in and through us.
We do not determine truth or reality. God does and declares truth and describes reality in His Word.
We are eternal people who God is actively blessing day-by-day and God is always with us, always growing us no matter what we experience – even if we cannot see how.
We are bearers of great treasure yet we are ourselves Jars of Clay.
God is in control and not us. And because we cannot understand all He is doing, we must be a people of Trust. Praise God that He is trustworthy.
We are a work in progress…
So far, so good. We have much more of our great God to address and more to learn about who He made and is making us to be.
Isaiah 25:1 O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.