Lately, it seems like everything is pointing to the same thing “identity.” My wife made a comment to me last night that one of our friends 8 years ago said that the more he reads the Bible, the more he sees that it’s about identity. I don’t remember him saying that, but that’s what I’m getting now.
I came across this scripture yesterday, and it just dawned on me that moving forward. I am no longer supposed to view anyone in the flesh, but I see them in the spirit. Because that’s the way God sees them. There is no more race, color, British, Indian or Muslim, etc… this is what we do, love all people. We might all look different on the outside, but we’re the same on the inside. We have the same value.
This could be difficult for some to see. I know it was for me for a long time. Could this be what Renewing Your Mind looks like? Retraining so when you see people you don’t see them in the flesh?
2 Corinthians 5:16 (ESV) 16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
I love the way the mirror says who I used to be is irrelevant. Old labels no longer carry any significance.
The Mirror bible. 2 Corinthians 5:16 Now, if all were included in his death, they were equally included in his resurrection. This unveiling of his love redefines human life! Whatever reference we could have of ourselves outside of our association with Christ is no longer relevant. 16 This is radical and our most defining moment! No label that could possibly previously identify someone carries any further significance! Even our pet doctrines of Christ are redefined. Whatever we knew about him historically or sentimentally is challenged by this conclusion.
The old man is gone and the new has come. The old way of seeing myself and everyone else is over.
The author of The Mirror Bible Francois Du Toit said in a statement.
“Faith is not something we do; it’s something that happens to us!”
It’s almost feels like it just ties everything in together.
Have a Godfidence day.