“Oh,” said the devil to Martin Luther, “you are a sinner.”
“Yes,” said Luther, Christ died to save sinners.”
Thus he smote him with his own sword.
Hide in this refuge and stay there: “In due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon
Me too! Yes! I am a sinner. I’m a broken person held together by divine grace. Not fully grasping the grace and truth of Christ, self-depracation often haunted me. Even today, I need to continually ask God in prayer to help me believe what His Word says about me as a believer in Christ. We live in a spiritual war zone but we have the advantage when we cloak ourselves with the armor of God. It will guard our hearts and minds in the battle against the lies and deceptions of the enemy. It is important to know and understand the full armor of God, all the pieces mentioned in Ephesians 6:10. It is also important to know who we are in Christ.
Socrates says ‘To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.’ Constrastly, the Holy Bible says ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.’ Now there is lots of doctrine (correct and false) on who we are and how to find meaning in this life. I prefer the unadulterated Word of God to guide me on these vital aspects as modern day Christianity has become so interlaced with New Age religions. The Word of God is truth. To put on the ‘belt of truth’ is to believe or have faith in His Word which holds ‘the sword of the Spirit’. Only until we believe what God’s Word says about us, can we know our true identity, our new identity as believers in Christ.
I thought the verse compilation by Neil Anderson on ‘Who I am in Christ’ to be a lovely share. Everything that these verses say about ‘you’ / ‘us’ are amazing truths that will guard and light our way.
Selah … pause and think! Who I am in Christ / Quien soy en Cristo
As we wrap our minds around these truths, I pray that God will make them real to us.