Not only is God gracious enough to redeem us and call us by name but we are precious in His sight. If that isn’t something to praise God about I don’t know what is.
It is also something that should do wonders for your self-esteem. If you and I are precious and honored in the sight of God then who are we to say anything different about ourselves? I’m preaching as much to myself here as to anyone reading this.
I’ve had a hard time with my identity in Christ but these verses make it very clear that we are something very special to God and for us to cut ourselves down or beat ourselves up is contrary to God and thus sin. Ouch! Rather harsh to look at it that way isn’t it? But when we get real with ourselves and God we can see it for what it is and anything contrary to God and His righteousness is sin.
Maybe it’s time for those of us that struggle with this to start stashing away the Word of God in our hearts, so when we are tempted we will hear the truth and the truth will set us free from sin.
Joy – A Fellow Sojourner & A Woman After God’s Own Heart!