“Jesus responded, ‘Just because I am the one making these claims doesn’t mean they’re invalid. For I absolutely know who I am, where I’ve come from, and where I’m going’” (John 8:14, TPT).
Jesus Christ came to show us the way: both the way to salvation, and the way to live out this life we’ve been given on Planet Earth. By studying the way He did it, we find out the way He means for us to do it. This is why Paul could say, “Follow me as I follow Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1, MEV). He had embraced a lifestyle of wholeheartedly imitating the Lord.
We, too, are to imitate absolutely everything that Jesus modeled for us. Let’s take a look together at our Scripture for today, above. What can we learn from His example here? Let’s lean in and listen with our hearts to Him saying, “For I absolutely know who I am…”
What confidence! What an unshakable sense of identity! Even in those moments where it was being questioned, He was unmoved.
He intends for us to live this way too.
Where did such sureness come from, then? We find out a few verses later:
“‘…What I say about who I am is true, for I am not alone in my testimony—my Father is the other witness, and we testify together of the truth.’” (v. 18).
Jesus’ sense of confidence was anchored into what the Father said about Him. He joined in with the Father, and vocalized His agreement with what the Father testified about Him. You and I are to do the same. If the Father says we are His beloved children on whom He lavishes His love (1 John 3:1), we are to Continue reading Unshakable Identity