You are Valuable, No Matter Who You Are - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - August 21, 2017
You Are Valuable, No Matter Who You Are
By Rick Warren
“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7b NIV).
We must always protect the sanctity of life, because human life reveals God’s purpose and shows God’s glory.
You are valuable, no matter who you are or where you’re from. And the same is true for every child — no matter what society tries to tell you today.
None of us are perfect, but the Bible tells us that God accepts responsibility for all our genetic defects. Did you know that? It doesn’t include the problems in our lives that we brought on ourselves because of poor choices like overeating or smoking or drinking too much. But all the genetic weaknesses that you didn’t have any say in are all part of your SHAPE.
The Bible says in 1 Samuel 16:7b, “The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” (NIV).
God accepts responsibility because he has a bigger perspective than any human. He can see what we can’t see. And he loves each of us for our potential to do the great things he has planned for us, regardless of our handicaps.
God isn’t going to compare you with anybody else. He made you to be you. You are his masterpiece. He’s going to help you reach your unique potential.
Talk It Over
To whom have you been comparing yourself?
What is it about that person that makes you think he or she is better than you are or that God loves him or her more?
Is it enough for you to know that God considers your life sacred? Why or why not?
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