Daily Devotion #4

Who are You, anyway?
 
"Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly."  1 Corinthians 15:49
 
We live in times of severe identity crisis.  More and more each day we are surrounded by people that have given their authority over to the world and the prince of the world.  John 10:34 says 'Jesus replied, "It is written in your own Scriptures that God said to certain leaders of the people, 'I say, you are gods!''  Not knowing who you are prevents you from reaching your true potential and seeing your worth through the eyes of God.  In Psalm 82:6 ' "I said, 'You are "gods"; you are all sons of the Most High.'  But when we give that power away but ignoring God and honoring our fleshly desires above all else, how can we live up to this decree?  How can we embrace our true calling and self-worth when we do not want to know it?  I ask who are you anyway because I want to get to the core.  What makes you, you?  God created us in his likeness–not an animal, not a inanimate object, but in the image of the one true living God.  Here in Genesis 1:27 it says "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."  The first man–being mankind–was created in God's own image.  We all know that "own" is a possessive pronoun, providing ownership to whatever succeeds it.  It is reiterated in the second part–in the image of God created he him.  Again I ask, who are you, anyway, because if you know that as sons and daughters of God, we are entitled to the inheritance given by Christ's sacrifice.  If you know who you are, you will go forth and get what God wants for you.  Know yourself!
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