WHO ARE YOU?
Today’s devotion poses a question; who are you? This is not a question for others to ask, but a question we must ask ourselves. Do our actions represent who we are: are we really the people of God? Do others see Christ in us? Do we even know who we are? Let me put the question another way: who are you on Sunday, and then who are you the rest of the week? Some of us live dual lives, we live one way on Sunday and the other six days we are someone else. I remember as a boy my grandmother would say, “When you leave the house, don’t disgrace us!” I have never forgotten those words. I never wanted to disgrace my family, and I never wanted to disgrace God. There is an important scripture in Romans 3:22 that reads:
“Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.”
Paul speaks of God’s righteousness and the plight of man. Paul also makes it clear that “all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.” We are given God’s righteousness and it must be seen in our daily walk. In this chapter, Paul paints the condition of the people. However, he does not leave them there. He speaks of the justification of our new gift from God. In this chapter, Paul writes of God’s grace that allows us to live righteous and holy lives. It puts us in a new standing with God. It not only helps us understand who God is, but who we are. So the question I pose again as I conclude this devotion is who are you? Do you know that you have been bought with a price? Are you walking in the light of God? Are you grateful for grace and mercy? Do you live a life accountable to God? This is not a test; rather it will turn into a testimony.