Ligon Duncan III on how who we are in Christ impacts what we do for Christ:
“…God comes to Joseph with guidance from the angel. Notice what the angel calls him, “the son of David.” Joseph was a humble man, a carpenter. He was not a great land magnate, or a great merchant. He was not a famed man in his community. He did not hold public office. He was not some sort of nobility; yet the angel says, “Joseph, remember who you are. You are the son of David.” Before God calls us to obey, before he calls us to a great task, he reminds us who we are in him. Although Joseph may not have been impressive in the eyes of the world, to God he was a son of David, the man after God’s own heart; Joseph was a descendant of the great precursor of the messianic king. He was the son of David.”
“Before God calls us to obey, before he calls us to a great task, he reminds us who we are in him.” This is the point I try to make in an article I recently wrote about being sons and servants of God.