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Who Are You


What are you?

Genesis 1:26–27 NASB95
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Psalm 103:14–16 NASB95
14 For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. 16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges it no longer.

Who are you?

Psalm 139:14–16 NASB95
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; 16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.

What will you become?

What you are made of will determine the outcome

Proverbs 27:17 NASB95
17 Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.

The alloy that is added to iron and how it is treated is what changes the character of the iron, which also changes the use and value of the metal

Carbon steel - Mild, Medium, High Carbon
Stainless steel
Alloy steel
Tool steel
High-Speed steel

Pure Iron is soft and not very useful for a working tool

Isaiah 48:10 NASB95
10 “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

God allows you to go through things to prepare you for His purpose. BUT will you choose to allow Him to do it

Deuteronomy 30:19 NASB95
19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
Luke 1:17 NASB95
17 “It is he who will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers back to the children, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NASB95
11 ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 25:12 NASB95
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
Romans 8:28 NASB95
28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Psalm 119:30 NASB95
30 I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Your ordinances before me.
Ephesians 2:10 NASB95
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
2 Timothy 2:21 NASB95
21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Those who allowed God to prepare their heart, walk in Courage, Faith and Hope

1 Samuel 17:26 NASB95
26 Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should taunt the armies of the living God?”
Daniel 3:16–18 NASB95
16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter. 17 “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 “But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

The list of Men and Women of Faith and Hope goes on and on

Do not give up, Do not loose Hope

Hebrews 10:37–39 NASB95
37 For yet in a very little while, He who is coming will come, and will not delay. 38 But My righteous one shall live by faith; And if he shrinks back, My soul has no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul.
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