Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Title: We are so valuable to God.
Author: Pastor Wallace Ong
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)
Many of us appreciate beauty in God’s creation and goodness in other people. However, not everyone of us acknowledges and recognizes there is a God. Even among those who believe there is a God, they might not fully comprehend the GOD who loves them so much and has received them as His own children (Acts 17:28).
Our GOD is characterized as follows – “He is the God who made the world. He also made everything in it. He is the Lord of heaven and earth. He doesn’t live in temples built by human hands. He is not served by human hands. He doesn’t need anything. Instead, he himself gives life and breath to all people. He also gives them everything else they have. From one man he made all the people of the world. Now they live all over the earth. He decided exactly when they should live. And he decided exactly where they should live. God did this so that people would seek him. And perhaps they would reach out for him and find him…” (ACTS 17:24-27)
The Bible declares to us, “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)
The God who created heaven and earth cares for us and loves us to the extent that the “hairs of our head are all numbered” by him. He sees us as His own children, and we are so valuable to Him. Very often we lose sight of how valuable and precious we are to God. Some of us get stuck and struggle with feelings of low self-worth, insecurity, and do not know our TRUE value in God’s sight. We are influenced by the world value that teaches us to measure our self-esteem, dignity, and value with job position, success, wealth, ability, talent, and social status that we have achieved. However, the Bible teaches us to see ourselves through the eyes of God who created the heaven and the earth.
Today, if you are struggling with self-worth, self-confidence and insecurity, let Jesus’ words bring comfort and rest to your soul. Take a peek at the birds flying outside your window, and consider how wonderfully God has cared for them. Consider how much more he would care for you every day; How much more valuable you are in His sight. Think of the great plans and purposes he has for you, in comparison to the birds in the air. Surely you can step out in faith, trusting and believing the great value that Jesus has placed on you.
Dear Lord Jesus,
As I meditate on the truth of Your Word, help me to realize my great value in Your eyes. Help me to overcome feelings of low self-worth and insecurity. Help me to believe “I am greatly valued by You.” Thank you Jesus! In Jesus’ name, I ask and pray, Amen.
创造天地的上帝关心我们，爱我们，以至于 “我们的头发也都被祂数过了”。祂看我们为祂自己的孩子，对于祂，我们是如此的珍贵。很多时候，我们忘记了自己对上帝有多么贵重和宝贵。我们当中有些人陷入低自我价值观和缺乏安全感的斗争，不知道自己在上帝眼中的 真正 价值。我们受到世界价值观的影响，这种价值观教我们用我们所取得的工作地位、成功、财富、能力、才干和社会地位来衡量我们的自尊、尊严和价值。然而，圣经教导我们要透过创造天地的上帝的眼光来看待自己。