This week we’ve been talking about what is true and what is false about Christians. It is important that we believe the right things. Each us has believed LABELS that we’ve been given by others and some we have given ourselves.
Each LABEL carries something that either takes us in the right or in the wrong direction. Believing lies takes us in the wrong direction. Believing what is true takes us in the right direction and allows us to grow stronger. What God says about us is true. When you know God and have been saved by Jesus, there are some new LABELS that are true about you.
I am a new creature (2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:10)
I am a saint (1 Cor. 1:2)
I am a part of His Church (Eph. 2:21-22)
I am a temple for God's Spirit (Eph. 2:22)
I am in the eternal plan of God (Eph. 1:4; 2 Tim. 1:9)
I am enriched (1 Cor. 1:5)
I am accepted because God's favor has been poured out upon me (Eph. 1:6)
I am light (Eph. 5:8)
I am secure in the love of God (Rom. 8:38-39)
I am near to the heart of God (Eph. 2:13)
That is just a few of the things we can find in the Bible that are true about those who know Jesus. Do you believe those things? Go to the next level. Remove the wrong LABELS and put in places the right LABELS.
Ephesians 1:4-7 NLT
Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.