No matter how much applause we received yesterday, we can’t be certain we will receive it again tomorrow. But what might happen if we let the person who determines our worth be God?
In Ephesians 2:10 we learn: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” NLT
The Geek word “poiema,” literally means “work of art.” Meaning our lives are of incredible value simply because we are God’s work of art, His masterpiece. That alone is the marvel of life itself.
Your worth as a person has to do with your value. Your value is not based on what you do but on who made you. God is telling us that He is the One who gave us our existence, our very being. We are here for a reason, for a purpose. God has a plan for our lives—a plan that is full of meaning and purpose.
Why will people pay millions for a painting by Rembrandt? It’s not only because of its beauty but because of the artist who painted it. Our lives are of such great worth because each of us is God’s work of art.
The great demonstration of our incredible worth and value to God is that He sent His Son, Jesus, into the world. His willingness to die for us was the most visible way that God could express to each of us that we matter to Him and He loves us individually, each and every one of us. When a man can get this truth into his life it will transform his identity and the fear of shame will diminish.