What is man that you remember him, the son of man that You look after him? You made him little less than God and crowned him with glory and honor. Psalm 8:4-5 HCSB
What type of price tag would you put on your life? There are many people who feel they are not worth much. Some have a low self-esteem and others may hate their life so much that they wish they had never been born. A low self-esteem is often the result of listening to negative messages from others, whether they are true or not. Negative feelings are often caused by punishment, neglect, or abuse; failing to meet parental standards; failing to be accepted and included in one’s peer group; being the odd one out at home or school; stress; or the absence of any praise and affection.
These verses remind us that every individual is valued by God. Man is made just a little lower than God and the angels. In God’s eyes we have great worth because we are made in His image and bear His stamp of approval. The Bible reminds us that God knows when a sparrow falls to the ground. If He cares that much for the birds, how much more He cares for every human being! A price tag cannot be put on a human life because we are priceless to God.
Challenge: You are so valuable that God sent His Son to die on the cross so you might have your sins forgiven and receive eternal life. God has already declared how valuable you are to Him. Remember that you are a child of God and have been crowned with glory and honor. You can be set free from any feelings of worthlessness.