We are of great value both because of our creation and also because of the price paid for our redemption. There is an old story which illustrates this perfectly. A Young boy made a beautiful toy sailboat and took it to a lake to sail, but a gust of wind blew the boat out into the lake. The boat was lost. Several weeks later, the boy saw his sailboat in the window of a toy store. When he asked for his boat, the store owner said, .I own the sailboat now. If you want it you will have to buy it back.. The boy sold all he had to buy back his boat. After paying the store owner, the boy took his boat to his heart and said, .Little boat, you are twice mine, I made you, and now I brought you.. Like that little boat, we are twice the Lord‘s - He made us, and Christ bought us back by paying the price for our sin with his own blood. It is the desire of my heart that you would know how great God‘s love is for you, and that you would receive His unspeakable gift by asking Him to be your Savior and Lord. The Bible says in Romans 5:8 that "God commended His love toward us, in that while we were yet inners Christ died for us.
I John 3:2 says, .Beloved now are we the Sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be.. Paul tells us that we are predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son. (Rom.8:29). That‘s a process which happens in the spiritual realm no matter we do and whether we‘re aware of it or not. You may say .I don‘t feel like a son of God. That doesn‘t change the fact that you are one. Then there‘s the matter of the Spiritual gifts God endows us with. In Rom.12:3, when Paul says that we should not think too highly of ourselves I believe he may also have had in mind the opposite, namely, thinking too lowly. His answer is to think soberly according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith..
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