Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
(Luke 12:6-7 (NIV))
It is human nature to feel that we are worthless from time to time. Perhaps it is a direct attack from the enemy or perhaps it is just an inherited memory of the lie that brought about the fall from grace. Either way, we are all prone to fall into this trap of Satan’s from time to time.
That is exactly what the enemy wants to happen. He wants us to feel worthless and afraid. He wants us to forget that we are all bought by the atoning blood of Jesus. He wants us to forget that as believers in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have the power to defeat him at every turn. Satan uses this trick to make us look at our failings instead of looking at the power of the one who saved us.
Without Jesus, we are worthless, for we are all lost in our sin.
With Jesus, we are children of God and heirs to the promises that are fulfilled through Jesus.
Even in our sin, God does not see us as worthless.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
(Romans 5:8 (NIV))
If we were worthless, then why did God send Jesus to die for us? Why would someone pay such a great price for garbage?
What are you worth to God?
If we are of great worth to the Creator of all things, then why do we allow the enemy to tell us that we are worthless?
What is your worth?