“Judge your worth and value by what God says about you in His Word, not by how somebody else treats you.” ~Ephesians 2:4-10 …
The world seems to tell us that life is a popularity contest–that our worth and value is reliant upon how others treat us. Or, that if we own the best things, live in the best neighborhood, use the best products, and so on, we are succeeding at life. This is all simply not true. We do not need others to validate our worth. Our worth is inherent in our creation… by the mere truth that God created us.
It is wonderful to think of our God as someone who not only does not judge us, but also loves us no matter what. And nothing demonstrates our value more than the act of dying on the cross for us so that we could be with Him. Imagine the love required to lay down one’s life for their child, so that the child could be with them. This love is more beautiful than words… and is something to celebrate.
How marvelous and valuable we are! Do not let the world blind you. Do not let others deceive you. You are worthy of God’s limitless and unconditional love.
Read Ephesians 2:4-10 today.
Questions to consider:
Do you place restrictions on your value and worth?
Where do you look for validation and acceptance?
What does God’s unconditional and unlimited love mean to you?
For further thought:
“Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount–that is the measure of God’s love for you. God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely. He loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God not because of our resume, but because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked. What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us.” ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf