“I am fearfully and
…my soul knows it very well“
– Psalm 139:14
Understanding my life’s Care and Content label
It´s like we all have a tag on the back of our neck. Just like any pair of jeans – the designer stitches-in his name. I have a tag on me, and it says:
Body by God
Designed by God
Created in the mind of God
Inspected personally by Holy Spirit
Size: ET – Eternal
Materials: 100% Forgiven, top-notch ready wear,
never fades, everlasting,
dies once then goes to heaven.
Does not go in Hell.
Do not fold. Keep from sinning.
Outer Shell: All weather loving.
Inner Soul: forged tough by God.
Sealed by His Holy Spirit: Genuine Eternal
Made to last.
Registered Heavenly Trademark:
Chosen In Him
No Returns – Guaranteed for eternal life
Adapted from: Jesus Saved Me
Psalm 139:14-16 New English Translation (NET Bible)
14 I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing.[a]
You knew me thoroughly;[b]
15 my bones were not hidden from you,
when[c] I was made in secret
and sewed together in the depths of the earth.[d]
16 Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb.[e]
All the days ordained for me
were recorded in your scroll
before one of them came into existence.[f]
3 Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ, 4 just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so that we would be holy [that is, consecrated, set apart for Him, purpose-driven] and blameless in His sight.…
In Him we have redemption [that is, our deliverance and salvation] through His blood, [which paid the penalty for our sin and resulted in] the forgiveness and complete pardon of our sin, in accordance with the riches of His grace
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (worldliness, manner of life), God made you alive together with Christ, having [freely] forgiven us all our sins,
Now where there is [absolute] forgiveness and complete cancellation of the penalty of these things, there is no longer any offering [to be made to atone] for sin.
16 “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge and condemn the world [that is, to initiate the final judgment of the world], but that the world might be saved through Him.
About God Today …a series
Read the series on Every believer’s new life in Christ, from Ephesians 1. We are made new creatures, given new life in Christ – when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Growing into our natural new life in Christ
- Every believer’s new life in Christ [Part One]
- Explaining the Basic Christian Experience [Part Two]