“I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High’” (Psalm 82:6).
I once heard a preacher say: “You are God.” That was the last time I ever listened to him.
Clearly we are not God, and it is ridiculous for anyone to say so.
Nevertheless, we are children of God. We are commanded to be like God, to be like Jesus. In essence we are to be god-like. Jesus addressed this point:
“Jesus answered them, ‘Is it not written in your Law, “I have said you are ‘gods'”‘” (John 10:34).
Jesus pointed out that The God called them “gods” because the word of God had been delivered to them.
And Jesus went on to say regarding Himself that: “I Am God’s Son.” John 10:36
The point I want to make is this:
We are not destined to merely live miserable lives of sickness and disease and then die.
From the beginning of the Bible it says we were made in God’s image. Throughout the Bible, the laws and rules for living were based upon that fact.
We are not to kill, steal from, hurt, or maim our fellow beings made in God’s image.
We were made to live with God in our hearts now, and in His presence throughout eternity.
Yes, we are something special.
Too many times those of us with sickness and disease have been scorned, derided, and looked down upon as inferior. Yet if we only grasped our true calling, we would not be upset, but rather feel pity for those who are too blind to see God’s great plan for humanity and our high standing in all of creation.
We are made in God’s image. Those of us who are born again are filled with God’s Spirit, made ready for our eternal destiny to reign with Christ. I say this with the humility of receiving God’s grace and mercy: We need to have a higher opinion of ourselves.
Prayer: Dear Lord, too often we think badly of ourselves, forgetting our birth right. Help us to always think better of ourselves while living in Your mercy and grace. Amen.
About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He is honored and eternally grateful to be a born again child of God.
Who do you think you are? Have you received Jesus as Lord? If so, you are a child of God and have a wonderful destiny awaiting you.
This is a beautiful hymn “Who Am I?” sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale. Take a moment to enjoy this heartfelt rendition of this song and all that it means. You are someone special–beyond special! You are God’s masterpiece and God wishes you to see even just a glimpse of how He sees you. Love you. -Lisa