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Let God Define You

Think about David in the Bible.





• Eliab saw a shepherd - I Samuel 17:28 (a proud, naughty one)


1 Samuel 17:28

28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.


• Saul saw a child - I Samuel 17:33


1 Samuel 17:33

33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.


• Goliath saw roadkill - I Samuel 17:44


1 Samuel 17:44

44 And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.


• God saw a warrior - Whom would David have been wise to let define him? Whom did he let define him?


We must let God Define us:


• Not our friends

• Not our enemies

• Not our family

• Not the government

• Not our Past

• Not our present

• Not our religion

• Not our fears

• Not our failures


How does God define us? -


Look at Ephesians 1 - Believers are defined as


• Saints - Ephesians 1:1 (A holy person)


Ephesians 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:


• Faithful - Ephesians 1:1 - Steadfast and committed


Ephesians 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:


• Blessed - Ephesians 1:3 - Favored by God


Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:


• Chosen - Ephesians 1:4 - Selected from alternatives


Ephesians 1:4

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:


• Predestinated - Ephesians 1:5 - Something determined ahead of time


Ephesians 1:5

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,


• Adopted - Ephesians 1:5 - Made a child in God’s family


Ephesians 1:5

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,


• Accepted - Ephesians 1:6 - Freely blessed with all good things because of our position in Christ


Ephesians 1:6

To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.


• Redeemed - Ephesians 1:7 - Bought out of sins slave market and set free


Ephesians 1:7

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;


• Forgiven - Ephesians 1:7 - Released from the obligation and debt of sin


Ephesians 1:7

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;


• Heir - Ephesians 1:11 - Oh what awaits us in the glory land of Heaven


Ephesians 1:11

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:


• Sealed - Ephesians 1:13 - Secured, designated, made sure - Salvation forever safe


Ephesians 1:13

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,


This is beautiful….YES?


Dear Believer. Live in the light of whom God says you are! You are special!


Now, there are some more things that we should know about God’s view of us. Join us next week and we will learn more! Thanks for reading!

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