Who Are You?

Exodus 3:1–15, 1 Samuel 18:15–28, 2 Samuel 7:11–21, 1 Chronicles 29:10–19

There is one question spoken in each of these passages, who am I?

When we are born, we have no concept of self. Eventually, we look in the mirror and say, “that’s me.” As a child, we grow and change. The “who am I” question may fade for a time but then come back full-force during the teenage years. Sociologists have noticed that the “who am I” period is lasting longer. We have many options of what we can be, and what we can do. Sociologists are also starting to wonder if we have too many choices of what we can be, and what we can do.

Yet, the problem is that we can do and what we can be often are not the answer to, “who am I.” Many of you reading this may think to yourself, “I know who I am.” Are you sure?

This is not a rhetorical question. This is a salvation question.

Who are you?

Notice that the question was asked in the context of a major encounter with God. God took a person who viewed himself as unworthy and insignificant. God did not.

No matter how small or insignificant you think you are, your life or impact is, God knows you and does not view you as insignificant.

We look at the heroes of the bible, and say, who am I.

God says, you are my child.