A New Identity: Part 2
Are you ready for some good news?
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28 ESV)
In Christ, you have a whole new identity. Just who do you think you are?
Here’s a suggestion- don’t go by your feelings. Go by the Word:
Feeling ugly? You are a radiant bride (Rev. 21:2)
Feeling dark? You are the light of the world (Matt. 5:13-14)
Feeling worthless? You are a treasure in an earthen vessel (2 Cor. 4:7)
Feeling unwelcome? You were lost and now are found (Luke 15:32)
Feeling like a nobody? You who were no people, are now my people (Rom. 9:25)
Feeling left out? You are a chosen one, in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1)
Feeling forgotten? You were known in the womb (Psalm 139)
Feeling unshapely? You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139)
Feeling lumpy? You are clay in the Potter’s hands (Jer. 18:6)
Feeling small? You are the seed of a great fruit tree (1 Pet. 1:23)
Feeling cursed? You are blessed with every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1)
Feeling bland? You are the salt of the world (Matt. 5:13-14)
Feeling like an only child? You are brother or sister to Christ (Eph. 1:5)
Feeling ignorant? You have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16)
Feeling unobservant? You are My witnesses (Acts 1:8)
Feeling bound? By truth, you are free (John 8:32)
Feeling embarrassed of your heritage? You are Abraham’s offspring (Gal. 3:16)
Feeling undisciplined? You are a disciple of Christ (John 13:35)
Feeling vulnerable? You are a sheep in Christ’s fold (John 10)
Feeling disconnected? You are the branches on the True Vine (John 15)
Feeling dirty? You are washed whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7)
Feeling mundane? You are a holy temple (Eph. 2:21)
Feeling unemployable? You are God’s co-laborer (2 Cor. 6:1)
Feeling empty? You are an overflowing cup (Psalm 23)
Feeling poor? You are rich in every way (Eph. 1:7)
Feeling unneeded? You are Christ’s body, each a member of it (1 Cor. 12:27)
Feeling divided? There’s no Greek nor Jew, you are all one in Christ (Gal. 3:28)
Feeling low class? You are a royal priesthood (1 Pet. 2:9)
Feeling insignificant? You are a holy nation (1 Pet. 2:9)
Feeling weak? His strength is perfected in you (2 Cor. 12:9)
Feeling low? You have the wings of an eagle (Is. 40:31)
Feeling like an orphan? You are a daughter – a son – of the Father (John 1:12)
That’s who you are. And that’s the Gospel!
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