Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Do we really know who we are in Christ? Do we really know God's Word?

When Jesus Himself was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted, one of the devil's tactics was to try and cause Him to question who He is. Matthew 4:3, "The tempter came to Him and said, 'If you are the Son of God......'", and again in verse 6, "'If you are the Son of God.....'"(emphasis mine). Satan wants us to doubt who we really are.

The enemy will also try to cause us to question what God says. Genesis 3:1, "He said to the woman, 'Did God really say, "You must not eat from any tree in the garden"?'"(emphasis mine). We know that is not what God said; He said they could eat from any and every tree in the garden, except for one - the tree in the middle of the garden.

Of course we know that Jesus, God in the flesh and the only perfect man who ever lived, did not fall for the devil's schemes. He KNOWS who He is. Unfortunately, Eve (and Adam) did not fare so well.

What about you and me? How well do we know who we are in Christ? Do we know that we are chosen, loved, redeemed, adopted, forgiven (Eph. 1:4-7)? (We could do an entire series on our identity in Christ, but you get my point.) How well do we know what God's Word says? Have we hidden His Word in our hearts (Ps. 119:11)?

Oh, how many countless times have I doubted who I am in Christ, or not remembered clearly what God's Word says, and my resulting actions were, let's just say NOT good.
Sisters, we need to know that we know that we know who we are in Christ, and we need to know that we know that we know what His Word says. This necessitates continual study of His Word; our imperfect, cluttered, and often confused human minds need to be reminded - OFTEN.

So when the enemy comes and whispers doubts in our ear, we can respond as Jesus did, "IT IS WRITTEN."

Stacey Poplawski
WOC Graduate

James 4:10
10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

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