You Are Very Valuable To God

1 Peter 1:18-19
18 Realize that you weren’t set free from the worthless life handed down to you from your ancestors by a payment of silver or gold which can be destroyed.
19 Rather, the payment that freed you was the precious blood of Christ, the lamb with no defects or imperfections.

Several years ago I was watching a car auction and they had a very rare car that sold for 1.2 million. Because it was rare, someone was willing to pay a lot of money for it. What makes something valuable? There are basically two things that determine value. How rare something is, and the other thing that determines value is what someone is willing to pay for it. How valuable are you to God? According to verse 19 above, very valuable.

The most valuable thing ever known to man was the precious blood of Jesus. The word precious means very valuable. That is the price God paid for every human to be liberated from their old lifestyle. How valuable does that make you to God? Many who are born again do not truly understand how valuable their life is to Him. There has never been a higher price paid for anything than what Jesus was willing to pay so that you could become a child of a God and live a new life.

In verse 18 above it says you were set free from a worthless lifestyle that came from our fathers, which was passed down from Adam because of his sin. The word used for “set free” is redeemed. It means to be set free by the payment of a ransom. The payment Jesus made by shedding His blood for us was all that was needed to free us from the old fallen nature. Stop trying to find you worth in this world. Find your worth in Christ Jesus, and you can live a life that is worthy of Him, for you are very valuable to God.

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