In the past week or so I have had a lot of questions pass through my mind. None of which I have answers too. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I do
So I’ve decided to start asking different questions. Ones that have answers that are truth. Because A. those are better questions and B. those are answers to stand on. Truth seems like a way better foundation to stand on then uncertainty don’t you think? Yes, glad we agree.
So here are some truths to stand on.
1. Your worth is not based on any worldly thing (grades, sports, money, what phone you have, what gaming systems you have, whether you can spell, or solve math problems, your house, your car, etc). So your worth is not from any of those things, then what is it based on?
A. You were created in the image of God. (Even after the fall, see Genisis 9:6). The God who created the sun, the moon, the stars, the flowers, the grass, the mountains, the birds, animals, fish, the God who paints beautiful skies, etc, chose to create you and me in His image. He chose to show some part of himself through you. We reflect the image of God, each of us in a way that is unique to us. I admit that yes we are sinful and we marr His image in us far more often than we show it. But that doesn’t take it away, and it doesn’t change the fact that it has worth.
B. God the creator of the universe, the Holy, awesome, wonderful, gracious, mercy giving, defender, most just, etc, LOVES YOU and wants to be in a relationship with you. He doesn’t love us because we love Him, or because we deserve it (we are very sinful). He loved us first (see 1 John 4:19).
C. Christ died on the cross to reconcile us to God. He loves us so much that He sent His son to die so we could have a relationship with Him, so that we could spend eternity with Him. Again not because we are worthy of that but beause He has pronounced us worthful. We are worth enough to Him to come die on the cross so we could still be with Him despite our shortcomings, despite our sin.
2. “being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:6). God has a plan, it is a perfect plan. And He is carrying out His plan. He will continue to carry out His plan in your life until He calls us home, or Christ comes back.
3. God’s love never fails! It never gives up! And it never runs out!