You’re Important To God
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
As the scripture above reveals, all of heaven rejoices over a single soul that receives salvation. This lets you know how important every human person on the face of the earth is to the Lord. The Bible says in John 3:16, “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.”He loved the world of humans, and that includes you. God loves you personally; He knows you by name and knows where you live; you’re important to Him.
Your value to God is revealed in the price He paid for your salvation: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold…but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot…” (1 Peter 1:18-19). You’re worth the blood of Jesus Christ; this therefore means you’re God’s most valuable treasure. Now you can better appreciate when the Bible says, “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).
Function everyday with the understanding that you’re important to God, and that consciousness will inspire boldness and confidence in your spirit. Suddenly, you’ll realize that nothing is impossible or unachievable because you’re a joint-heir with Christ. See yourself in this light; think, talk, and act as one who’s important to God and indispensable to Him. You’re His minister of reconciliation and oracle of salvation; you’re indispensable to Him in reaching the world with the Gospel: “And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18).
I thank you for making me a peculiar treasure unto you, and for making me the custodian of eternal verities. I recognize myself as one charged with the divine responsibility of influencing my world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I diligently carry out this glorious ministry today,
in Jesus’ Name.
Ephesians 2:10; Romans 8:31-32
1 Year Bible reading plan: John 9; 2 Kings 4-5
2 Year Bible reading plan: 1 Corinthians 11:20-29; Proverbs 16