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You're not a Worm!

Yuck, there's a worm in my apple!

"Fear not, you are of more value than many sparrows" (Matthew 10:31).

What's in Your Heart?
Do you say, "I'm no good at all!"  This is what many teens think about themselves today.  Yes, on the one hand we do have to acknowledge that we are sinners.  Paul confirms this in Romans 7:18, where he said:

"I know that nothing good lives in my sinful nature."

If you were a worm, you would say that because you are sinful, God simply doesn't care what happens to you!  And so, there is nothing you can do to please God.  That's nonsense!

Made in God's Image:
God made all of us in His image (Genesis 9:6), and so each one of us has worth and value in His sight.  In Jeremiah 31:3, God said:

"I have loved you with an everlasting love,
and drawn you with loving kindness."

Because we are important to God, Jesus died to save each person.  If we were not vitally important in God's sight, He would not have given His Son to die for us.

And so you and I need to realise that we are the apples of God's eye, and are truly important to Him.  He made us and we are wonderfully made.  Christ died for us and rose again, so that we can live forever in Heaven.  As such, we need to live in a way that brings glory to our Heavenly Father.

Saved by Grace:
Yes, we are sinners, but we are saved by grace.  Grace means the unmerited favour that God extends to us.  We are human beings and every one of us has value in the sight of God.  Don't let a sense of sin destroy your awareness that you truly are important to God.

Jesus said that we are of more value than many sparrows, and that God knows the exact number of hairs on your head!  You are not a worm.

No!  You are very valuable!

God Bless.

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