Looking at my outside, my flesh, I see nothing of value. What are we, but some flesh, some blood, a failed brain, a heart and a bunch of other inside parts? I see a flesh that is weak and a brain that is not in line with God’s brain.
We invent things, things for our own consumption and gratifications and for our own glory. On the other hand, we are involved in abortion to aggressively kill our kind, we have many wars to try to gain or satisfy wants and desires. Half of this country is divorcing to fulfill themselves. Hatred is rampant. Murder is a solution to satisfy our needs. Greed and self-satisfaction are on the loose.
On the other hand, we cover our degradation with high ideals, awards to everyone, philanthropy, charity calling it good works, self-righteousness, being “good.”
Even though our actual value is little, our actions are poor, and our self-righteousness is insufficient, God has loved mankind before the foundation of the world.
Now that is love. It can only be God’s love. It is a love that is always in man’s favor. It is love that never lessens but is always consistent and strong.
Romans 5:5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
So our value is found in God’s love for us. It is the value He places on us because of His love. It is His love that gives us our value. He can say He loves us with an everlasting love.
His love is expressed to us in Jesus. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
So ask Jesus for the fullness of God’s love to be in you. Ask Jesus into your life and know the love of God.