What Does the Bible Say About Me?
The Bible talks specifically to followers of Christ with instructions, stories & parables, and verses of encouragement, love, strength, and hope.
Putting aside whether or not the reader of the Word is a Christian, the Word lays out exactly what we, as people, are in the eyes of God.
We are God’s children
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith” (Galatians 3:26)
“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—” (John 1:12)
He is our comforter, our protector, and the one who loves us more than anyone/anything else. Doesn’t that sound like a parental love? God is our Heavenly father. As such, we are His children. The children of the most high. We are princes and princesses to our Father, The King. Think about that!
We are forgiven by the blood of Jesus
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
Christ was tormented, and tortured, and stabbed, and mocked, and bled, and died for our sins. He endured so much pain and still, through it all, He thought of you. While his hands were pierced with nails, He thought of you. When He was stabbed, and spit upon, and a crown of thorns was driven through His scalp, He thought of you.
We are one of God’s works of art
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
God made us with His own two hands. Have you ever thought about that?
Jeremiah 29:11 says “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’”
We can’t even to begin to fathom how much God loves us. He sent His ONLY son to die so that we may live. As a parent, I can’t imagine sacrificing my children, even if it were to help others. His gift to us is eternal life with Him in Heaven. We can’t have a gift any more amazing than that!
We are created in the image of God
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24)
Not only are we God’s children, but like children, we are made in our Father’s image. I think it’s so cool to imagine how God might look. We will only truly know when we get to Heaven. Will He look like a human? Will we even be able to gaze upon Him or will he be a big, glowing being? Who knows?! The possibilities are endless and our imaginations can run wild with this, but we are made in his likeness.
We are the salt of the earth.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (Matthew 5:13)
This means we are called to preserve the people of God and spread His word to everyone. We are to stay in Christ-reading His word and following His laws for our lives so we remain “salty.”
We are the light of the world.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14)
This means we are called to share Christ with everyone and show Him through our words and actions.
We are a branch of the true vine and a conduit for Christ
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:1-5)
This means we should, again, show Christ in all we do and use our bodies and words for His glory. The imagery here is beautiful. God is the gardener who grows and nurtures and cultivates the vine (us). If you are no longer fruitful and helping show Christ, He will cut you off and prune the vine so that others can grow. If you remain in Christ, you will continue to grow and mature in the Lord.
We are redeemed
“for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-24)
By dying on the cross, Christ paid the ransom of our sin (“the wages of sin is death”-Romans 6:23) and has allowed us to live freely through Him. See my post on being redeemed here: https://proverbsmomma.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/redeemed-by-big-daddy-weave-lyrics-their-meaning-in-my-life/?preview=true
Can you think of any more verses in the Bible that describe who we are?