“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.”
How would you respond to the question, “Who are you?” Children might respond with their names, their parents’ names, and perhaps their age or the class they’re in. Most adults tend to answer with their profession, marital status, and maybe the number of kids they have. In a world that defines people by what they accomplish, it’s no wonder that our identity is often wrapped up in what we do, not who we really are.
In today’s verse, Paul boldly reminds the Galatians of their true identity. If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, that’s your identity as well – you are a son/daughter of the Lord Most High. Every other relationship you have on this earth can be beautifully transformed when viewed through this crucial identity. Since you’ve been adopted into God’s family – an heir to His heavenly inheritance, everything you say, do, or think is a direct reflection of Him.
The faith you have in the Lord Jesus Christ can direct every aspect of your life and work, if you’ll allow it. You have free access to His wisdom, grace, and strength, every single day of your life. You don’t have to face any situation alone – Your Father is always present with you to comfort and guide you. You are loved and cherished – the Master of the universe delights in you. Now, isn’t that the most secure identity you can rest in?!