Identity theft is a big problem in the age of credit cards and the Internet. It’s not hard for someone to retrieve your vital information and pose as you. If that were to happen, however, it would not change the essence of who you are. The thief would not steal your true identity—just some superficial information about you.
Your identity goes much deeper than your ID numbers. In reality, you are who God says you are. Nothing really matters except whether or not you are identified as a child of God. That alone will dictate your eternal destiny, and that alone will indicate whether you can live life to the fullest.
In 1 John 2, there are three identity qualifiers—truths that reveal whether we are God’s children:
We know that we have come to know the Lord if we obey His commands (v.3).
Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus walked (v.6).
Anyone who claims to be “in the light” will avoid hatred toward others (v.9).
Who are you? Do you know Jesus? If so, you will obey His commands, walk as He did, and love others. No one can ever steal that mark of identity from you.
Lord, help us never be ashamed
To take a stand for what is true,
And give us courage to be named
As faithful followers of You. —Sper
No one can steal your identity in Christ.