Recognize Who You Really Are

Bill Bright

“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.

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