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The Way God Made Us Gives People Value

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All God Created is Good and Has Value with People Most Significant

We have a creative God who made the heavens and earth (Gen. 1:1). Everything God made was “very good” (Gen. 1:31), giving value to all He created. But, His final work, mankind, had more significance than anything else. People weren’t just the culmination of His creative activity. They were special and superior.

The way God made us has implications for our ministries and relationships.

Two Reasons God’s Creation of People Gives Them Value

1) God made people special.

“God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them.” (Gen. 1:27) Of no other created being or thing do we read of it being created in God’s likeness. Having been made in the image of God gives people value unlike anything else He made. People are special.

Implications: Let’s help each other find our worth in Him. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made”, a reason to live a life of praise and thanksgiving (Ps. 139:14). And, let’s treat people with dignity and respect. No wonder Jesus said that whatever we do for even those who seem to be the least among us, it’s like we’re doing it to Him (Matt. 25:35-45).

2) God made people superior.

Having been made in the image of God, people are capable of ruling over all other creatures He made (Gen. 1:26, 28). The Psalmist prayed, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet …” (Ps. 8:4-9)

Implications: Let’s keep a people first perspective. People should take priority over programs, objects, or any other created thing. Let’s not lose sight of the value God places on people.

Bottom Line: We value the people God made because He does.

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