Precious Treasure

Author: Linda Ray Center — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: October 16, 2020

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Precious Treasure

What is precious to you? Family and acceptance rank high on the lists of most people. You are precious to God. He loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, into a sinful world to suffer and point the way to freedom from sin and death. Jesus died in our place and is God’s only provision for our sins. He is our hope and “the light of the world” (John 8:12). As a teen, I lived without hope and was buried beneath my shame until I found Jesus. The enemy filled my head with, “You’re stupid. You can’t do anything right.” My feelings of worthlessness dominated my life until I put my trust in God’s saving grace. It was then that my whole life changed. When Jesus died on the cross for our sins and rose from the grave, He destroyed the power of sin and death. After I put my trust in Christ, my “old self was crucified with him” (Romans 6:6). My sins were forgiven and forgotten. Christ’s Holy Spirit began to live in me and declared me a brand-new person (Romans 5:5; 2 Corinthians 5:17). I became a part of God’s family forever. Therefore, my value stands upon what He says about me in Scripture, His Word. Those who trust in Christ are chosen sons and daughters fashioned in His image. His love for you is not about how many times you attend church, how much money you have, or what you have done. You are secure if your faith is in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8-10). Before Jesus’ ascension, He promised to return, telling His followers to “go and make disciples” in the meantime (Matthew 28:18-19; Acts 1:7-11). He doesn’t want one person to perish without knowing He is the way, the truth, and our hope (John 14:6; 2 Peter 3:9). As Christ-followers, we carry the light of Jesus. As a child of God in Christ, you matter to God’s kingdom. Walk with dignity in His wonderful light. You are God’s precious treasure. • Linda Ray Center • As Christians, our identity is found in Jesus. How does this affect the way you see yourself? • To learn more about what it means to put your identity in Jesus, check out our “Know Jesus” page. But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)


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