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The Immense Value of Life

Do you consider your life as precious? We often don’t realize, as in knowing and experiencing, the depths of the value of our lives.

As I was singing in church last Sunday, “The Lamb who was slain for the sins of the world, His blood breaks the chains,”[1] I realized in a fresh, deeper way that the life and death of all of God’s creation is priceless to Him. Christ entered the world in a human body, whose blood coursing through His veins, carried His very life—humanly speaking.

Though Christ is unique as the sinless Son of God, still it was the giving of His body, His blood, His life that was the suitable sacrifice on the cross. Humans, as created in the image of God, are the Lord’s “very good” creation (Gen. 1:27, 31). Scripture tells us, “The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die” (Psalm 116:15 NLT). In other words, life, our lives, are precious to Him.

We live in a culture that often thinks lightly of taking human life. We can become desensitized to the high value of human beings, as woven together in their mother’s wombs by the fingers of God. David, the psalmist of Scripture notes, “For You formed my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139: 13-14). When Scripture tells us that every hair on our head is accounted for by God, Himself (Matthew 10:30), we see the deep preciousness of our lives, and conversely, the depravity of death.

...we see the deep preciousness of our lives, and conversely, the depravity of death.

Friend, you, as God’s good creation are treasurable to Him! Your life is of supreme value. All the other voices speaking otherwise are contradicting the Lord’s word. Because of your pricelessness, the Lord knows how to work in your life to bring forth the incomparable artwork that He has designed you to be. No matter where you are in your knowledge of God and His Scripture take time now to bow down before God, your Maker, and thank Him for your precious life (Psalm 95:6). Ask Him to make your existence a reflection of His glory. God hears the humblest of prayers.

Lastly, remember that every other human being that you encounter has also been created by God and their being is of immense value. Shalom

[1] “The Lion and the Lamb,” Brenton Brown; Brian Johnson; Leeland Mooring, 2015 Meaux Mercy; Thankyou Music; Bethel Music Publishing.

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