He defines who we are


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He defines who we are

Psalm 100:1-5 (JDV)

Psalm 100:1 Whole land, shout triumphantly to Yahveh!
Psalm 100:2 Serve Yahveh with joy; come before him with joyful songs.
Psalm 100:3 Acknowledge that Yahveh is God. He made us, and we are his – his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Psalm 100:5 Yes, Yahveh is good, and his covenant faithfulness endures permanently; his reliability, through all generations.

He defines who we are

The Ryans wrote: ‘Who am I? It is one of the most basic questions we ask in life. Most of us attempt, at one time or another, to answer this question in superficial ways. We may, at times, believe that we are what we do—or that we are what we have accomplished. We may, at times, believe that we are what we buy—that our identity comes from the stuff we own. At other times, we may believe that we are what we look like—that our identity comes from our body’s size, shape, and appearance. Or we may believe that we are who other people think we are. Or the various roles we play. Or that we are what happened to us. Sooner or later most of us come to believe—or at least suspect—that these kinds of answers to the question of our identity are not satisfying; they are not answers at all” (7).

We are creatures of God, sheep from his pasture.

Ryan, Dale, and Juanita Ryan. Receiving Identity from God: 6 Studies for Individuals or Groups. Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2001.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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