Genesis 1:27 (NASB)
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
How do you measure yourself? What standard do you use? What is the basis of your value?
For many people, their success in life is measured by their accomplishments. Their achievements may include independent wealth, political fame, functional family, educational credentials, industry recognition, and the list is endless.
For some though, they have come to realize that all the achievements collected together in a lifetime is simply vanity blowing into the wind (Eccl. 1:2). Our real worth lies in Jesus Christ.
From being made in the image of God himself, mankind has the unique standing of having value not because of what or who he is, but because he was created by God himself. Humanity’s value is determined by God himself. He created us. He bestowed the gifts and abilities we possess. He birthed us in such a time as this. He is constantly disciplining and encouraging us as we journey through life.
Being redeemed by Christ, you and I have been purchased from Satan’s bondage and ushered into God’s royal chamber. You and I are God’s children being prepared for leadership and ministry (Rev. 5:10). All because of the work of Jesus Christ.
We are His workmanship being prepared for good works (Eph.2:10). Therefore, every person has value and deserves respect and honor. Our value is not determined by what we contribute to the whole. Instead our worth is measured by God’s faithfulness for us.
God loves us so much He gave us Himself in Jesus Christ. In Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself (Col. 1:20). Through Christ, we have a direct relationship with the Creator. Everything was made by Christ through Christ for Christ (Col.1:16) who shares everything with us.
You are valuable in Christ. You are highly esteemed in Christ. You are very important in Christ. Your value lies in Christ. You are worth more than you truly realize. But only because of Jesus Christ.
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