Who Am I?

By Royce Frederick

At age 40, Moses thought he knew who he was, for he “...supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by his hand, but they did not understand” (Acts 7:25). When he saw an Egyptian beating an Israelite, Moses “...killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand” (Ex. 2:12). The next day, when Moses tried to stop a fight between two Israelites, one of them said, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you intend to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?…” (Ex. 2:14). He was saying to Moses, “Who do you think you are?” Moses quickly fled from Egypt.

At age 80, Moses asked God, Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Ex. 3:11). God did not answer the question, “Who am I…?” The important question is, “Whose am I?” God told Moses,I will certainly be with you...” (Ex. 3:12).

“...If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31; see Phil. 4:13).

All who believe the gospel, repent, confess their faith, and are baptized into Christ for the remission of sins are “...sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. (27) For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ…(29) And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Gal. 3:26-27, 29; see Rom. 6:12-13; Gal. 2:20).

Whose are you?