Topic: You’re Valuable To God [Monday, January 16th]
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:7-8).
Have you ever thought about the fact that God loves you personally? Yes, YOU! God loves you as much as He loves Jesus. Your value to Him is the value of Jesus; otherwise, He wouldn’t have sent Jesus to die in your place. Think about it: He didn’t send an angel to die for you; He gave His Son, Jesus Christ: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). You’re worth the life of the Son of God, Jesus. This very clearly reveals your true value to God.
If you had been the only person on the face of the earth, Jesus would still have come to die. He didn’t die for us because we were many; no. He died for us because He loved us. We’re special to God. Always remember that God loves you as much as He loves Jesus. Jesus Himself testified to this in John 17:23, saying, “…that the world will know you sent me and will understand that you love them as much as you love me” (TLB).
Imagine that you received a pen as a gift, and you didn’t know the value. Then, somebody sees you with this pen and tells you it’s the same pen the President of the country uses, and that there’re only ten of them in the whole world. Your perception and value for that pen will change immediately, because you have a new knowledge about the pen.
Likewise, discover now and appreciate your true value. You’re God’s peculiar treasure: “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9 AMP).
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for your great love for me. I’m so very special and blessed; I know who I am; I’m your jewel of inestimable value! I walk with this consciousness; I’m seated with Christ, far above the corrupting influences of this world. Amen!
Further Study: || Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. ||
|| Romans 5:6-8 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ||
|| Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 12:1-21,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 6:25-34,