You need to know how God feels about you:
- You are “majestic” in His eyes (Literally: excellent, glorious, mighty, worthy)
- You are the source of all His delight (Psalm 16:3)
Zephaniah 3:17 puts it this way:
- The Lord is with you
- He takes great delight in you
- He will quiet you with His love
- He rejoices over you with singing
Of you He says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” (Jeremiah 31:3) He has always loved you! Even before you were conceived!
Yes, I know you are a sinner. That is not new information. But in His eyes your problem with sin has nothing to do with your intrinsic worth. If your daughter contracts cancer, her worth is not diminished in your eyes, is it?
As the kid said, “God didn’t make any junk.” The truth is that “you are fearfully and wonderfully made… skillfully wrought“: God’s marvelous creation! (Psalm 139:14, 15) In fact, “while we were sinners” — scuzzball rebels — Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) Before we cleaned up our act, He crawled up on that cross for us. Is there a more forceful demonstration of unconditional love?… Of your worth to Him?
So, this week as you enter the shark infested waters of the marketplace, keep in mind the fact that you are A CHILD OF THE KING. A PERSON OF INFINITE, ETERNAL WORTH.