Jesus knew who He was, where He came from, and where He was going. His identity as the Son of the living God gave Him all the confidence in the world. We can have that same confidence because we, too, know who we are and where we are going.
Read 1 Peter 3:8-22. When our identities are being transformed in Christ day by day, Peter tells us we will do three things:
When your identity is found in Christ alone, no circumstance can take that away from you.
Peter is telling us, "Brothers and sisters, remain faithful, for you will be vindicated. Stay true to Christ, for you will be exalted on high. Stay the course, for your day of glory is coming."
Is confidence in Christ producing compassion for others and unshakeable faith in your life? Follow Jesus today, and see what blessings He will heap upon you and others through you.
Prayer: Lord, I trust in You for my salvation and relish my transformed identity in You. Help me to be compassionate like You. Help me to share Your love even with my enemies. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing" (1 Peter 3:9).