Of course, you’ve always known you were important, but perhaps you never
realized how important or why. In fact, you are more important than you realize
but in ways you never considered.
Then God said, “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves. They
will be masters over all life—the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all
the livestock, wild animals, and small animals.”
Genesis 1:26 NLT
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.
[Jesus said,] “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go
and bear fruit—fruit that will last…”
[Jesus said,] “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store
away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much
more valuable than they?”
For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
Romans 3:23 NLT
Your wickedness has deprived you of these wonderful bless-
ings. Your sin has robbed you of all these good things.
Jeremiah 5:25 NLT
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his
ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you
from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so
that he will not hear. For your hands are stained with blood,
your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken lies, and your
tongue mutters wicked things.