Scripture Reading: Exodus 11:4–7
A. When God brought the final plague upon Egypt, He wanted the Egyptians to see that He put a difference between them and the children of Israel.
B. There are many people who go through life without a good sense of who they are.
C. In order to get where we all want to go, we must never forget who we are.
I. You are the dust of the ground, but you are also a child of the King.
A. An understanding of our origin should be sufficient to keep us humble. (Genesis 2:7; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Psalms 103:13–16).
B. An understanding of our heritage should be sufficient to embolden us. (John 1:12–13; Hebrews 10:19–20; 1 John 4:17; Acts 4:13).
C. When you feel inadequate to go before God in prayer or to carry His message to others, remember that you are a child of the King, and lest you be lifted up with pride, remember that you are but an “earthen vessel” (2 Corinthians 4:17).
II. You are a sinner, but you are also a saint.
A. A man who claims to have no sin is a liar. (Psalms 14:1–3; cf. Romans 3:11–12; 1 John 1:8–10; Luke 18:13).
B. As worshipers of the one true God, we cannot live in sin. (Romans 6:1–7; 1 John 3:9–10, ESV; Romans 12:1–2; 1 Peter 1:14–16; Romans 3:7–8).
III. You are dying in the flesh, but indestructible in the spirit.
A. As creatures of flesh, death is an appointment that we all must keep. (Hebrews 9:27; Psalms 39:5–6; 1 Kings 2:2; Philippians 3:3; Galatians 6:8).
B. As beings that are created in the image of God, we are immortal. (Job 14:7–14; John 5:28–29; Matthew 10:28; Galatians 6:8).
A. We need to always be mindful of the duality of our existence.
B. Don’t allow any circumstances in life to make you forget who you are.
C. No matter what life may hold and no matter what others around you may do or say, remember––always remember––who you are!