Use these Bible verses about identity in Christ to learn what scripture teaches about your purpose and identity.
Who are you?
This is a question you may wrestle with throughout your lifetime. I know I certainly have.
You can probably quickly name off roles you fulfill such as “wife, daughter, mom, friend.”
But deep down, you might struggle with the question of who you are really. What is your purpose in this life and why are you here? What plans does God have for you and how do you fulfill them?
Use these scriptures on identity to explore what God’s Word says about who you are in Jesus. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post and download the 30 Days of Knowing My Identity in Christ Bible Reading Plan to take your study deeper. This free PDF printable will guide you through reading a new Bible verse each day for a month.
Bible Verses about Finding Your Identity
What does it mean to know your identity in Christ?
The roles you have in life are important callings. My job as mom fills hours of my week – often hours of my day and sometimes hours of my night. I know God has called me to the important task of raising my children.
My job as a social worker is important work. I help families who are struggling with children with mental health issues. My role as a pastor’s wife is valuable to my husband and to our church.
I’m a daughter. A friend. A writer.
Yet there is so much more to me than any of these.
What Does the Bible Say About Identity?
When God looks at me, He sees His redeemed child.
I am fully loved, accepted, and forgiven because of my baptism.
I am continually being refined because of the Holy Spirit’s work within me.
I am victorious because of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Death has no power over me.
Identity Scriptures in the Bible
These 30 Bible verses about identity will show you how God sees you and who you are in Jesus.
Each reading is designed to explain your value because of Christ.
While you are using this plan, I encourage you to also consider Christian affirmations which will help solidify what you are learning from the Bible passages.
30 Identity in Christ Verses
Use these powerful verses to understand your worth, value, and purpose in Christ.
1. John 1:12
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.John 1:12
If you ever doubt your worthiness, this verse is a reminder that you are a child of God.
2. Hebrews 4:16
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.Hebrews 4:16
As God’s children, He gives us the right to come directly to him as beloved children. You can pray to God in confidence, knowing He hears your prayers and will answer.
3. Colossians 2:10
and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.Colossians 2:10
You are filled with Christ. No matter what you do, know that you have the power of the God of the universe at work within you.
4. Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.Romans 5:1
When daily life is hard, cling to this promise of God. You can have peace knowing that you have been justified by faith.
5. Romans 5:11
More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.Romans 5:11
Even though we are sinful people who make wrong choices, because of Jesus’ life-giving work on the cross, we now are made right with God. This is nothing we could do on our own. We totally rely on God’s mercy.
6. 2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.2 Corinthians 5:20
You are made right with God, and now you are His ambassador, carrying the good news of Jesus into the world and sharing with those you meet.
7. Colossians 1:14
…in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.Colossians 1:14
You are forgiven and redeemed. You won’t ever be good enough to pay the price for your sins, but Jesus paid the price for you.
8. Jeremiah 31:3
the Lord appeared to him from far away.Jeremiah 31:3
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.
This verse from Jeremiah paints such a gorgeous picture for us of God’s love. It says he has loved you with an everlasting love. His faithfulness to you continues.
9. 2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.I Corinthians 2:15
What does it mean to be the aroma of Christ? This word picture reminds us that our words and actions show others the love of Jesus, like a sweet fragrance that lingers.
10. 1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?I Corinthians 3:16
As a Christian, you are God’s temple because the Holy Spirit lives inside of you.
11. Colossians 1:22
…he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him…Colossians 1:22
As a person redeemed by God, you are holy, blameless, and above reproach. No matter what others in the world might say, this is how God sees you.
12. Matthew 5:13
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.Matthew 5:13
Our calling as Christ’s followers is to be salt. What does it mean to be salt of the earth? We represent Christ to the world and show the best of who He is.
13. Matthew 5:14
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.Matthew 5:14
We are the light of the world because Jesus lives in our hearts. We show others, by our words, our actions, and our attitude, about God.
14. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.2 Corinthians 10:3-5
You are a powerful warrior. The battles we fight are not physical battles but spiritual ones, and you are already victorious in Jesus’ name. You have the incredibly spiritual weapon of God’s Word.
15. John 15:5
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.John 15:5
When you are connected to God, you bear fruit which means you produce good works and live a life that is pleasing to God. We can’t do this on our own but only by God’s power. These good works aren’t to earn salvation, but instead are a gift of thankfulness to God for all His many blessings.
16. Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28
Romans 8:28 is one of the most famous Bible verses in the Bible and understandably so. When you are going through pain and hardship, it can be hard to understand why God would allow these things to happen.
This passage reminds you that God will work all things for your good. You might not see it right away (or even in your lifetime) but you can trust God that He has a plan for your greater good.
17. 1 Corinthians 6:17
But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him.1 Corinthians 6:17
If you wonder who you are, remember that you are joined with the Lord and your spirit is one with Him. You are never alone.
18. 1 Corinthians 12:27
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.1 Corinthians 12:27
The Bible describes the church as the body of Christ. Each person plays an important part and is equally important.
19. Ephesians 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight.Ephesians 1:3-4
Think about the amazing truth of this scripture passage. You were chosen before the creation of the world. God had you in mind to be holy and without blame in His sight. Isn’t that incredible?
20. Colossians 3:3
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.Colossians 3:3
When you become a Christian, your old life is put away and you have a new life in Christ. It is no longer you who live, but Christ who lives within you.
21. Colossians 3:12
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience…Colossians 3:12
You are one of God’s chosen people, and because of that you have compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. This comes from God working in your life.
22. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.1 Thessalonians 5:5
This powerful Bible verse has been a helpful reminder to me throughout my life and especially my 100 pound weight loss journey. For most of my life I was overweight and I felt stuck and hopeless. It seemed like I would never get past my sinful eating habits, as much as I tried again and again.
Yet I am a child of the day! I am not stuck in darkness. In God’s goodness, he delivered me from emotional and binge eating and today I am healed.
23. Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession…Hebrews 3:1
You share in a heavenly calling. Never think your life isn’t important.
24. Hebrews 3:12-13
See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.Hebrews 3:12-13
There is so much pain in today’s world. It’s easy to slip into bitterness, doubt, and negative thinking. Yet this isn’t God’s will for you. Instead you are to encourage others and not harden your heart about sin.
25. 1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.1 Peter 2:9-10
1 Peter 2 is jam-packed full of encouragement for you. There’s so much goodness here as God describes who you are. You are royal. You are holy. You are God’s special possession. You are one of God’s people and you have received mercy. Allow these important words to sink into your soul and provide you strength.
26. Colossians 2:7
…rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.Colossians 2:7
When you are rooted in Christ, he will build you up and strengthen you. You will be filled with thanksgiving and gratitude.
27. 1 Corinthians 2:16
“Who has known the mind of the Lord
so as to instruct him?
But we have the mind of Christ.1 Corinthians 2:16
I’ve reached crossroads in my life when I didn’t know the right decision to make. Have you been there? You wonder which decision is the right one and what path to take. I’ve wondered if I should ask God for a sign and considered how to go about making a decision.
This scripture passage encourages me that I have the mind of Christ. I don’t have to doubt God’s plans for me and can turn to God’s Word for direction.
28. Ephesians 1:5
he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will…Ephesians 1:5
You are a son or daughter of God. You are not alone and don’t have to be out there trying to do everything on your own. You are a member of God’s family.
As a parent who has adopted children, I know just how impactful adoption is and this verse has a special place in my heart.
29. Philippians 1:6
…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.Philippians 1:6
God has good plans for you and He will carry out that work throughout your lifetime. Be confident in who God is shaping you to become. As long as you are alive, God has a purpose and plans for you.
30. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!1 Corinthians 5:17
This is one of my favorite passages of scripture because it reminds me that my old, sinful ways have passed and I have new life in Christ.
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