Psalms 8 – “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth, Who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens! 2 From the mouth of infants and nursing babes Thou hast established strength, Because of Thine adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease. 3 When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? 5 Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, and dost crown him with glory and majesty! 6 Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet, 7 All sheep and oxen, And also the beasts of the field, 8 The birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, Whatever passes through the paths of the seas. 9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Thy name in all the earth!” NASB
I love the Psalms and the beautiful encouraging and challenging messages they bring to the hear of the Child of God. If we attempt to compare man to God, we quickly realize how insignificant we truly are. If we press that to the nth degree, we would become overcome with a sense of hopelessness and uselessness. However, God gives us truths in His Word that reveal that we are Important to Him.
I want to take a brief journey through some of those truths and list them for your consideration and encouragement:
- You Are More Valuable Than the Creatures of the Earth. (Genesis 1:26).
Man was given dominion.
- Our Soul is Worth More Than the Earth Itself. (Matthew 16:26)
What could we possibly give in exchange for our eternal soul?
- We Were Important Enough for Christ’s Blood to be Shed for Our Sin. (John 3:16 and Romans 5:8).
It was while we were still in rebellion and sin that Jesus went to the Cross for us. The unmatched and often unfathomable love of God is demonstrated in God’s willingness for the Blood of Christ to be shed for us.
- Man Was Created in the Image and Likeness of God. (Genesis 1:27).
We are crowned with His glory. We are the apple of His eye. We may feel insignificant, unimportant, and inferior but God values us as the prize of His creation. If we look at His provisions, we should be awed by His incredible love for us and the incredible value He places on us.
God’s provisions are for man, not the angels or the animals. The angels have not tasted or experienced this Salvation that we know. God has given us dominion in the earth. God has brought to us His Salvation and Forgiveness. He has prepared for us an Eternal Abode – Heaven.
The warning of scripture is, “How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation.” “If the righteous scarcely be saved where shall the ungodly and sinner appear.” We have not been given the spirit of fear so we should never be oppressed by fear. Our Father desires to give us the kingdom and His abundant life, free of guilt and shame.
We are valuable to God, so I encourage you to look in the mirror every day and say, “I am Valuable. I am valuable to God. I believe that I am valuable, and I will live like it. I will be the expression of His glory and manifest His presence in my life through obedience.”
God has called you to victory! Have a great day in Jesus!