We are the people of God, as the Bible itself describes: Holy nation, royal priesthood, people acquired by God. We are owned by God, we belong to Him and no one else. He is our owner and Lord, and therefore it is important that we know those things that the Bible tells us we are, so that we have an identity in the Lord.
We are the salt of the earth
Salt has certain properties that if you remove them, then it stops being salt. The same goes for us Christians, we are the salt of this earth, whe are the ones who do this world to make sense. We are in charge of transmitting the message of salvation for the lives of the inhabitants of this world and that is precisely why Jesus tells us that we are the salt of this world:
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
We are salt, do not let this world fade us, let us salt this world.
We are the light of the world
We are the light, we are the ones who illuminate the absolute darkness of this world. We are those who with our message of life and our works show the world that there is light in us and that they can be illuminated by it.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Something we never do is take a lamp and hide it, on the contrary, we place it visible, in a place where it illuminates the whole place. Let’s show the world that there is light in us and that that light is called Jesus, who is enough to shine even in the deepest darkness.
We are children of God
The Bible tells us that we are children of God and that through Christ we have an inheritance in heaven.
We have a Heavenly Father, who listens to us both in difficult times and in good times and who is never busy so as not to attend to us.
The apostle Paul said:
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
We are children of God, so we must live differently and act as such.