Discover God's Character E-Devotionals
Recognize Who You Really Are
"Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life has gone; a new life has begun!" (2 Corinthians 5:17).
A businessman was selling a warehouse property that had been empty for months. Vandals had smashed the windows, damaged the doors, and strewn trash around the inside. As he showed the property to a prospective buyer, he explained that he would replace the broken windows, correct any structural damage, and clean out the garbage.
"Forget about the repairs," the buyer said. "When I buy this place, I'm going to build something completely different. I don't want the building; I want the site."
It is the same with our loving Father. God is not simply sweeping a warehouse slated for the wrecking ball. He is building something completely new. All He wants is the site and the permission to build.
When you became a Christian, you became a new person. The core of who you are is no longer the same. All your sins---past, present, and future---are forgiven, and Christ has clothed you in His righteousness.
Jesus exchanged our rags for His righteousness---and we will be clothed in His righteous garments for all eternity. Our old nature no longer has power over us because we have a completely new identity.
Your View of God Really Matters ...
What is more reliable: your limited experience or God's unlimited knowledge? In light of this, when your feelings say you are a total failure, but God says you are a new and righteous creation, who are you going to chose to believe? Why?
Because God is righteous,
I will live by His standards.
Learn more about God’s character at Discover God, a ministry of Campus Crusade.