We recently had our Subaru wagon in the shop. It struck me that each season of our lives could be marked by the type of car we drove! The first car I drove after getting my license was a 1970 Ford Pinto Hatchback. You may have heard of them; they were recalled because of the gas tank exploding!

In my last post I left the question: which posture should characterize a follower of Jesus, a lowered head or a head held high?
 
While we are indeed sinners saved by grace—a reflection of the work God has done and continues to do—we can now hold our heads high because of the finished work of Jesus Christ: His redemption, justification, reconciliation, and adoption. What a multifaceted diamond the gospel is. We are sons and daughters of the King!

As followers of Jesus desiring to grow in our relationship with God, our beliefs about ourselves make a huge difference in how we live and our relationship with God. In the next few posts, I will talk about what the Scriptures say about who we are.